Roman Leaf Bowl, Samian Ware
Roman Leaf Bowl, Samian Ware
Roman Leaf Bowl, Samian Ware
Roman Leaf Bowl, Samian Ware
Roman Leaf Bowl, Samian Ware
Roman Leaf Bowl, Samian Ware
Roman Leaf Bowl, Samian Ware

Roman Leaf Bowl, Samian Ware

Regular price£35.00
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Details

This charming little red slip bowl has had barbotine slip decoration carefully piped around the rim in the shape of leaves. There was much excitement one summer during excavations at the Vindolanda Roman Fort when a near-complete bowl similar to this was discovered by a volunteer working on site. It was an extraordinary moment for the team of diggers to discover something that has lain untouched for around 2000 years and then to handle the almost perfect ancient bowl, feeling the beauty of the craftsmanship after all that time.  

This beautiful replica bowl has been crafted in the same style as the original to give it that authentic look and feel.  

A form of the iconic Samian Ware, the originals would have been made in Gaul before being sent out to all the corners of the Roman Empire, where Roman civilians and soldiers would have used them to serve food. 

Made in the style of form 35.

'Add To Cart' items are ready to send straight away. Please be aware that if bought alongside 'Pre-order' items, your order will be sent when all items are ready. 

'Pre-order' items are made to order, and we will dispatch them as soon as we have handcrafted them for you; this usually takes 90 days, but international orders can take a little longer.

Materials

Terracotta and red slip finish

Dimensions

Approx. 60mm high, 145mm diameter

Production

As with all my Museum Quality Replicas, we have made this pot, as the original would have been, entirely by hand from natural clay and using replicas of the types of tools that the ancient makers would have used. As each pot varies, you may not receive the same cup in the image, but you can be sure that your pot will be one of a kind due to the variations caused by the firing process. 

Health & Safety

This pot is a Museum museum-quality replica made using the tools and techniques that ancient potters would have used during this era. As this is an unglazed pot with a porous surface, it will absorb some of the flavours during the cooking process or when used as food storage, which does add to the taste 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 you use it for cooking or storing foodstuffs. When ancient cooks used these pots, they relied on applying sufficient heat to the pot and contents to ensure that the heat killed all bacteria. 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.  

Postage

All items are sent using a second-class postal service; if you wish to have an item sent first-class, please contact us for a quote. Many Thanks

 

SHIPPING
We ship our fabulous replicas worldwide.
Shipping costs are worked out during checkout. They are based on where you are in the world and how heavy your parcel is, which can be very variable.

All items are sent using a second-class postal service. If you wish to have an item sent first class, please contact us for a quote. Many Thanks

RETURNS
If you aren't completely satisfied with your Potted History piece, please get in touch to organise a return. Email us at

clare@rothburycreates.co.uk

Then you can send it back at your own cost in an unused condition within 30 days, and we'll refund you for the cost of the item or items returned. If you include your order number with the returned package, that will speed things up. Please leave any original packaging intact.

Our returns address is:
Potted History, Gregory Court, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7SW

PRODUCT VARIATION

Please be aware that due to items being handmade and finished, colour variations will occur during the making process, and each replica will have some differences.  Also, know that the item photographed may not be the one that you receive, and colours can appear differently on different screens.  Please ensure you look at all the images to get a fully formed idea of the item you are ordering as we try to capture the variations within the images we share.  If you prefer a specific colour variation, please contact us before ordering.