Details This rather elegant bowl has been decorated in the chatter ware or rouletted style. So named because the decoration is applied once the pot has dried somewhat, it is placed back on the wheel and a tool is bounced or chattered over the surface to create these distinctive markings.
This style of bowl would have been used to serve all manner of Roman delicacy, and, although not considered high statues at the time, it would have added a touch of class to any meal. The Romans really did know a thing or two about beautiful objects.
This replica Roman pot has been hand made in Northumberland by Potted History, based on an original artefact. It has been wood fired in an authentic replica of a Roman Pottery Kiln at Vindolanda Museum, to a temperature of between 800 & 1000 Centigrade, using the same techniques that the original potters would have employed nearly two thousand years ago. This process often results in variations of the surface colour and texture, emulating original Roman Pottery and giving each pot it's unique character.
Terracotta clay , fired under reduction conditions
Approx. 125 mm tall, 165 mm diameter
Health & Safety
This is a Museum Quality Replica made using the tools and techniques that would have been used during the Roman era. As this is an unglazed pot with a porous surface it will absorb some of the flavours of the food being stored or served, which does add to the flavour of future dishes. However, it does also mean that this pot does not meet modern Health and Safety standards and therefore we do not advise that it is used for storing or serving food. When the Romans used these vessels they would rely on applying sufficient heat to the cooking pot and their contents to ensure that all bacteria was killed. Heating to over 70°C for at least 10 minutes would have killed most disease causing bacteria and temperatures of 100°C would do even more.
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