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CAT KITs

Pots and Pans

All the ancient pots and pans in these pictures were found in Canterbury and the local area. Some are here to show you how the CAT KIT pottery would look if it was complete. Others are just fun to look at!

Medieval cooking potMedieval cooking pot used for stews etc. Crushed shell have been mixed in with the clay. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Chafing dish and pipkinChafing dish (left). A plate of warm food was placed on top of the 3 little feet. Smouldering charcoal in the bowl of the pot underneath kept the plate warm. The pipkin (right) was a general purpose cooking pot. Both 16th or 17th century. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Roman flagonsRoman flagons or jugs were used for olive oil and other liquids. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Tyler Hill pot and tile industryTyler Hill near Canterbury was a good site to make pottery. There was a successful pottery and tile industry there in medieval times. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Delft potteryTin-glazed ‘Delft’ pottery. The big one is an apothecary jar. 17th and 18th centuries. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Victorian dinner serviceA Victorian dinner service. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


16th to 18th century potteryColourful mugs and tankards made in England and Germany. 16th to 18th centuries. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


17th and 18th century potteryBrown English earthenware pottery. Dish with combed decoration from Staffordshire. 17th and 18th centuries. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


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