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  • Pot/Bucket Parts, handles, mounts all ages

    Bronze skillet, ewer and cauldron fragments.


    These bronze or copper alloy vessels would have been very expensive to make but would have been used for generations andrepaired constantly. Lead pot mends are a common find. These are difficult to date as they range from the Roman to 18thC.

    During the early Middle Ages earthenware cooking vessels were used. By the 1300s pottery had been replaced by metal, usually bronze, an alloy of tin and copper.

    The most common shape was the cauldron with three legs and an angular handle at either side of the neck. These pots were either hung from a chain over the fire, or stood directly in the flames.




    Pot/Bucket handles and mounts



    Medieval bronze bucket handle mount 84.33g, 28.39mm W,32.16 L x 23.84mm T


    A deep circular hollow in the back of the head is for the attachment of a handle and the break at the neck is where the head would have been soldered to the side of the vessel

    The mount represents the laver's greatest point of weakness and thus its most vulnerable point of weakness. A complete laver with female head mounts is in the collections of the British Museum (Cat No MME 1956, 7-2,1) '


    Fantastic find 1stC BC Celtic bucket mount - The bird probably a raven would be one of a series used as decoration around the top of the bucket. The bucket was used in sacrifial or religious ceremonies

    In Celtic mythology birds were represented as the messengers of the gods


    34.02mm L, 5.28g

    Huge Roman bronze animal head mount - possible bucket or pot mount - looks like it is a bird with a hooked beak but it could also be an elephant

    80.24g, 29.32mm L x 28.5mm dia




    C 1stC AD Celtic drinking vessel spout - face decoration

    34.94mm W x 20.63mm L - 27.20g

    Stunning Roman mount with face decoration

    Roman Eagle head bronze votive offering/mount

    Roman animal headed bucket mount

    Roman bronze vessel mount

    Lead vessel mount

    Roman bronze bust mount

    Roman animal headed mount - gilding remains

    Roman animal headed handle mount

    Roman bucket loop

    Roman bronze 'lion head' cauldron mount

    Possible vessel mounts



    Medieval bronze pot legs, feet and handles

    Roman bronze bucket handle mount



    Claw type cauldron feet





    Web type feet


    Medieval pot handles and mounts





    Unusual medieval pot leg with cross on foot











    Various pot legs and feet



    Medieval Chaffing dish handles