Torksey Spouted Pitcher, Viking
Torksey Spouted Pitcher, Viking
Torksey Spouted Pitcher, Viking
Torksey Spouted Pitcher, Viking
Torksey Spouted Pitcher, Viking
Torksey Spouted Pitcher, Viking

Torksey Spouted Pitcher, Viking

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When you mention the Vikings, it immediately conjures up images of marauding warships and bloody battles, but, in truth, many Vikings chose to settle in the British Isles and get back to their farming roots.  Their arrival fuelled a revolution in pottery production, where the potter's wheel and mass production returned on a scale that had not been seen since the Roman period. Excavations in Torksey, Lincolnshire, unearthed many beautiful examples of pottery from this period, resulting in this style of pottery being known as Torksey ware.   However, this type of pottery has been found at another site within the British Isles.

The distinctive ribbed decoration is created by applying strips of clay to the surface of the pot and then using your fingers to mould the dimples.  This replica was then finished with a black glaze, which would have been rare at the time, as most pitchers of this period would have been unglazed. 

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 Materials

Grogged earthenware and black glaze

Dimensions

Approx 160 mm tall, 160 mm diameter

Health and Safety

As with all of our Museum quality replicas, this piece has been fired to achieve an authentic finish. Like the original it is not fully glazed,  as a result this pot does not meet modern health and safety standards and, although decorative, I would not recommend that this pot be used for its original purpose.

Production

This replica has been hand made in Northumberland by Potted History, based on an original artefact.  As with the original this replica has been wheel formed, it has then been finished using a Honey glaze to emulate the original glaze used. 


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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.