Miniature pewter jug: 15th century
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Miniature pewter jug, decorated with moulded vertical stripes down the body. This is a complete jug with prounced pouring lip. The decoration consists of a circumferential band around the neck with vertically hatched ribbing below. The base is cross hatched. The form and decoration of this miniature pewter jug seems to be inspired by, or modelled on, full-scale ceramic vessels used in London from about 1250 to 1350. Ceramic jugs of this kind were imported from northern France, but were also made locally. The presence of a large number of miniature jugs, pitchers and other metal toys from London, shows that there was a thriving mass market in children's playthings in the medieval period.
1401 AD - 1500 AD