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This blackware tyg was excavated at Brookhill Pottery, Buckley, where it was made c. 1640-1670.

A tyg is an ornamental mug decorated with highly ornate handles. The dark colour is produced by coating the red earthenware clay with a lead glaze that contains iron.

The area around Buckley has been associated with the production of pottery since the 13th or 14th centuries. Nineteen different pottery sites have been identified producing a wide range of ceramic wares in the six hundred year period up to the mid 20th century. In the 17th and 18th centuries, many of the wares produced were of high quality on a par with Staffordshire wares of the same date.

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