English whiteware costrel in the form of a wine bottle with suspension lugs for a leather thong to hang it from the belt. The back is flattened to hang against the body. Blue dash decoration, nicely freehand and flowing. A very sparsely documented form, worthy of a serious collection. Picked from a private collection in Essex, Mass. A similar pewter costrel was found in the hull of the Mary Rose which sank in 1545, so the form has a long history.
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