Roman Samian Ware Hip Flask
Roman Samian Ware Hip Flask
Roman Samian Ware Hip Flask
Roman Samian Ware Hip Flask
Roman Samian Ware Hip Flask
Roman Samian Ware Hip Flask
Roman Samian Ware Hip Flask
Roman Samian Ware Hip Flask

Roman Samian Ware Hip Flask

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Details 

 This replica hip flask has been made using the same hand and wheel forming techniques that would have been employed by the original Roman potter nearly 1900 years ago. 

As with all such decorated Samian Ware pieces, the process of recreating them began with the making of a set of punches carved from fine terracotta clay.  Once fired, these were used to create the design within a two-part flask mould. This mould was, in turn, fired, and the final flask was formed within it.

Once pressed into the bowl and dried for some hours, the flask, having now shrunk by a few millimetres, could be removed from the mould and the handles and spout were added. After a further period of drying, the pot was dipped into the colloidal terra sigillata slip (liquid clay), which, when fired, gives the pot its characteristic colour and shine.

Finally, after drying for another week, the bowl was fired to nearly 1100°C.  All of these processes are based on those used by Samian Ware workshops in Gaul during the first, second and third centuries.

'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, red slip finish

Dimensions

Approx 195 mm diameter, 160 mm tall

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
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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.