Roman Samian Cup, Dr27
Roman Samian Cup, Dr27
Roman Samian Cup, Dr27

Roman Samian Cup, Dr27

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It has long been thought that Romans used these charming little cups throughout the Empire to enjoy their favourite tipple, wine. However, the historic cooking expert Sally Grainger, probably the leading expert in the Roman sauce Garum, suggested that the Romans actually used them to serve Garum. 

Through her research and cooking practice, Sally has looked at the ware patterns that often appear in the bottoms of these small Samian ware bowls.

She has discovered that these cups or bowls have evidence of having been stirred regularly, leaving marks on the base of the bowl that is consistent with our understanding of how Garum was served at a Roman table. The sauce would have been mixed with a small amount of water and stirred, creating the patterning.

A style of Samian Ware, these cups are made in the form of Dragondorff 27. We know you love a bit of archaeological detail.

Samian Ware would have been made in Gaul, where the fine red illite clay deposits were ideal for this sort of production before being sent out to all the corners of the Roman Empire.


Materials

Terracotta and red slip finish

Dimensions

Approx. 65 mm high, 105 mm diameter

Production

This replica Roman pot has been hand made in Northumberland by Potted History, based on an original artefact.  It has been fired to a temperature of over 1000 Centigrade, to emulate 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. When ordering you may not get the exact cup photographed and the colouring may vary slightly.  

Health and 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 during use, which does add to the flavour of future beverages. 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.  When the Romans cleaned these pots they would rely on applying sufficient heat to the pot 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.

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

 

 

SHIPPING

'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.

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. 

Don't take our word for it

Hello Graham and Sarah, I wanted to message because I ordered your holy grail pot for my dad's birthday and he is over the moon with it.

Rachel Frankish

Many thanks again for all of the pottery - this will help bring our new Heritage learning programme to life!

Nottingham University Museum

I love it! I love everything about it, what it represents, why you made it and the history behind it. It was worth the wait! Thank you so much.

Gillian Castle

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