French Faience Rouge Pot

(18th to 19th Century)

One extremely burnt and almost complete tin-glazed ointment/rouge pot. The exterior is heavily encrusted with cementitious material likely adhered from the fire damage. The body has varying colors of glaze ranging from pale green to dark brown. 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. This artifact was originally identified as a crucible but is likely a rouge pot as there are multiple fragments from neighboring proveniences, all burned and from fire contexts.

7 Hanover Square

Manhattan, 7 Hanover Square

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