French Faience Rouge Pot

(18th to 19th Century)

One almost complete tin-glazed ointment/rouge pot with a pale green-colored tin glaze covering half of the exterior and a dark red/purple-colored tin glaze covering the remaining half of the exterior. The interior has a white tin glaze that shows evidence of crazing and is partially blackened from fire damage. Much of the ointment pot is heavily burned and parts are blackened and grayed from fire damage. Parts of the body are encrusted with debris and cementitious material, similar to many of the artifacts within this same context. The ointment pot has a thick solid base and a subtle everted rim. It is most likely French in origin. The interior depth of the vessel is rather shallow and would not have held much product.

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