Base Physical Object

Accession Number
Creation Date
circa 1700
Tin-glazed. One of two base fragments cross-mended to one another. Base fragment cross-mended to 1986.008.1200b. One of 26 pieces. See also 1986.008.1200a, b, d--z.

7.9 x 3.6 x 2.4 cm

Exhibition Label
A piece of a tin-glazed, fine-earthenware ceramic vessel base from the 1700 English slave ship Henrietta Marie is of a type called delftware or galleyware. The fragmented base is approximately 8.0cm in diameter, and its form suggests it comes from a jar or pitcher. The glaze, found both on the interior and exterior, was degraded underwater and is now varying shades of gray, though it was originally bluish.