Saintonge ware

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Type of pottery manufactured in the Saintes region of western France from the 13th century ad through to modern times. The best‐known vessels in this ware are tall jugs with polychrome glazed decoration dating to the 14th century. They are found widely across northern Europe, especially in England, and were probably traded alongside French wine. The jugs were only one of the types of vessel manufactured at centres such as La Chapelle des Pots, where kilns and workshops have been excavated.

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