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  • Production date:

    1600-1666; 17th century

  • Location:

    In Store

  • These burnt pieces of pottery were found by archaeologists in Pudding Lane. The archaeologists discovered the remains of a shop that had burnt down in the Great Fire of London in 1666. The shop was very close to the bakery on Pudding Lane where the Great Fire started. The cellar of the shop was full of burnt objects, including bricks, tiles, pottery, iron hooks and window glass. Some of the pieces of pottery had melted, which shows that the temperature of the fire got up to 1250 degrees Celsius!

  • Measurements

    L 175 mm; W 125 mm; T 59 mm (overall), L 175 mm; W 125 mm; T 80 mm (overall)

  • Materials

    ceramic; earthenware

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