Tile fragment with Heron fishing design
- Object Number: STKMG: LH.Arch.1984.K1.1001
- Simple Name: tile
- Full Name: tile fragment
- Production Place: Fenton
- Production Place: Staffordshire
- Production Place: England
- Production Period:
- Production Organisation: William Greatbatch (factory)
- Summary: Tile fragment with Heron fishing design. Creamware, green glazed.
- Terms:18th & 19th Century Staffordshire
- Additional Notes: These finds were recovered from a waste tip in Fenton, excavated between 1979 and 1981. The tip had a proven association with William Greatbatch and the excavation allowed for the identification of many previously unattributed vessels. It also gave a detailed insight into the changes that occurred within a single factory during an important period in the history of The Potteries.
- Additional Notes: This object was recovered from Phase I, the first of three physically separate layers. Phase I was dated between c.1762-1765 and was some 0.5 metres deep across the bottom of a marl hole, into which the waste had been tipped. The top layers of Phase I had been compacted, possibly by trampling.
- Additional Notes: Phase I contained quantities of blackware and white salt-glazed stoneware which were less common in subsequent phases. However, some pottery types were common to all three phases ? particularly moulded fruitwares in forms such as cauliflower and pineapple. Moulded details suggest that wares from all three phases were produced from the same range of block moulds.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery