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Figure 30: Montage of saggars, saggar rings and circular bats.

a & b Saggar rings from Waterford, Arundel Square. Fabric - pink to buff clay matrix with quartz sand and other mixed mineral inclusions.1750-1800


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c - Fragments of circular bats from Waterford, Arundel Square. Seven fragments with a thickness from 18-20mm have an outside diameter of 360mm. One fragment of similar thickness has a diameter of 400mm. One fragment 18-20mm thick with an outside diameter of 440mm has a circular centre hole of 120mm. Two fragments 20-22mm thick also have a similar centre hole but do not survive to their circumference. Fabric - pink to buff clay matrix with quartz sand and other mixed mineral inclusions. 1750-1800


d - Circular bat fragment from Gloucester, 99 Westgate Street. Fabric - white clay matrix with mixed mineral inclusions. 1870-75


e - Cylindrical saggar bases from Carlisle. The wall scar and traces of lute lining can be clearly seen. Fabric - red to pink clay matrix with grog and mixed mineral inclusions. Three hundred and ninety nine fragments were recovered all from Type 1 cylindrical saggars. Diameters range from 280mm to 400mm with one complete profile measured at 225mm. Late 19th century


f - Cylindrical saggar wall fragment from Carlisle. The dark line across the fragment is a multi strand iron wire. Many of the saggars had been bound with wire to hold them together after splits developed. The wire was covered with smeared white clay. Fabric - red to pink clay matrix with grog and mixed mineral inclusions. Late 19th century


g - Rectangular saggar fragments from Bristol, Mead Street. Fabric - white clay matrix with self coloured grog inclusions. 1850-65


h - Detail of hump back saggar from Broseley, King Street. These saggars are encircled with a flat iron strap, tightened on two corners with butterfly nuts. Late 19th century

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