(13 and 59). A small but well-defined beading is
present on the inner margin.
Normally the dishes are plain, but one rim (59) has a line
of shallow stab-marks on the inner slope.
The varieties of ware are the same as in the cooking-pots
of groups 2 and 3, namely sandy ware with white shell (13, 51 and 58),
and fine sandy ware (54 and 59).
GLAZED JUGS (Fig. 6, 14-19)
The glazed jugs are very fragmentary, so that no
restoration of a complete vessel is possible. As the jugs are of the
high quality of jugs found in London and evidently were made at kilns
that supplied the City, it is relevant to quote as types some of the
examples found there. It is likely that three different shapes are
represented among the Joyden's Wood sherds:
1. Jugs with ovoid body and cylindrical neck, as in
the Guildhall Museum1. Represented by a rim (72) and five
body sherds. The handles are broad and strap-like, with stab-marks down
the middle (6), or oval in section and plain (56). The bases are
slightly convex or sagging, with continuous thumb-pressing round the
edge, but these do not reach down to the lowest level of the base (14,
42, 47 and 60). One base (49) is plain and more deeply sagging than
The ware is for the most part grey or buff and
sandy. Occasionally the ware is light red, and then the surface has a
white slip on the neck and body (72) and handle (56) to mask the fabric
Glaze covers the surface from the rim down to the
lower part of the body, thinning out above the base. The glaze is good
in quality, in varying shades of green; the darker glaze tends to be
Decoration on the jugs is present as five motifs:
1. Narrow, plain applied strips or ribs running
2. Diamond rouletting running vertically (49).
3. Bands of combed lines running vertically (46A).
4. Elongated hollow bosses pressed out from the
inside of the pot, with a repeated V-stamp on the outside. This motif
alternates with the combed lines on the same sherd (46A).
5. Horizontal bands of white paint or thin slip on
the neck (6), which no doubt were continued on the body of the jug.
A word of comment is required on the elongated bosses,
since this motif is rather uncommon, and is of some significance. Hollow
bosses occur on several 13th-century glazed jugs from the City of
London, and about half a dozen examples have been noted at random in the
Guildhall Museum. On these jugs the bosses are either roughly
1 Guildhall Museum Catalogue (1908),
pi. LXVII, 3.