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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

Craft, Industry and trade

Pottery flask, Inch

Period:
Late Medieval
Description:

This unusual pot with a flat base, onion-shaped body and short neck was found on the open moorland above Craigcaffie.  It is crude and hand-made and dates from sometime between 1500 and 1750.  It may have been a posset pot.

A posset was a hot drink of milk curdled with wine or spiced ale.

Place of Discovery:
Braid Fell, Inch
Materials/Media:
Pottery
Dimensions:
Height: 115mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1986.556
Digital Number:
SMAH 004
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council