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Pot/Bucket Parts, handles, mounts all ages
Bronze skillet, ewer and cauldron fragments.
These bronze or copper alloy vessels would have been very expensive to make but would have been used for generations andrepaired constantly. Lead pot mends are a common find. These are difficult to date as they range from the Roman to 18thC.
During the early Middle Ages earthenware cooking vessels were used. By the 1300s pottery had been replaced by metal, usually bronze, an alloy of tin and copper.
The most common shape was the cauldron with three legs and an angular handle at either side of the neck. These pots were either hung from a chain over the fire, or stood directly in the flames.
Pot/Bucket handles and mounts
Medieval bronze bucket handle mount 84.33g, 28.39mm W,32.16 L x 23.84mm T
A deep circular hollow in the back of the head is for the attachment of a handle and the break at the neck is where the head would have been soldered to the side of the vessel
The mount represents the laver's greatest point of weakness and thus its most vulnerable point of weakness. A complete laver with female head mounts is in the collections of the British Museum (Cat No MME 1956, 7-2,1) '
Fantastic find 1stC BC Celtic bucket mount - The bird probably a raven would be one of a series used as decoration around the top of the bucket. The bucket was used in sacrifial or religious ceremonies
In Celtic mythology birds were represented as the messengers of the gods
34.02mm L, 5.28g
Huge Roman bronze animal head mount - possible bucket or pot mount - looks like it is a bird with a hooked beak but it could also be an elephant
80.24g, 29.32mm L x 28.5mm dia
C 1stC AD Celtic drinking vessel spout - face decoration
34.94mm W x 20.63mm L - 27.20g
Stunning Roman mount with face decoration
Roman Eagle head bronze votive offering/mount
Roman animal headed bucket mount
Roman bronze vessel mount
Lead vessel mount
Roman bronze bust mount
Roman animal headed mount - gilding remains
Roman animal headed handle mount
Roman bucket loop
Roman bronze 'lion head' cauldron mount
Possible vessel mounts
Medieval bronze pot legs, feet and handles
Roman bronze bucket handle mount
Claw type cauldron feet
Web type feet
Medieval pot handles and mounts
Unusual medieval pot leg with cross on foot
Various pot legs and feet
Medieval Chaffing dish handles