MAS-D100046: MAS-D100046; Kent; Jar; Image 3 of 3

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Unique ID: MAS-D100046

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Two stoneware jars with feldspathic glaze over yellow ochre dip on upper part of vessels. One carries the stamped mark of the manufacturer: 'Doulton & Watts' Lambeth Pottery'. The firm of Doulton and Watts was established in 1820 as Watts and Doulton, becoming Doulton and Watts by 1826 (Tyler et al. 2005, 12). This particular stamp was used until 1858, when John Watts died, after which the name Doulton appeared alone (Eyles and Irvine 2002, Appendix II), although the company name of Doulton and Watts was used in trade catalogues until at least 1873. Feldspathic glazes were introduced in the 1830s.

The two jars are of similar form, although differing slightly in size. This particular jar form is known as an 'export jam jar' in the Doulton & Watts catalogue for 1873, made in sizes from ½ lb to 6 lb (Tyler et al. 2005, fig. 54). The narrow mouth would either have held a bung of some kind, or have been fitted with a patent airtight closure.


This item was found along with seven bowls (MAS-D100047). All of these items were recovered from the wreck of Josephine Willis, a New Zealand sail and steam propelled packet ship built in c.1840. The ship was carrying 110 people on board bound for Auckland, comprising ten First class passengers, 60 steerage and 40 crew. It sank in 1856 following a collision with Mangerton with the loss of 69 lives. NRHE and Kent HER reference numbers cited in this record refer to the wreck of Josephine Willis.


Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Submitted as wreck to the Receiver of Wreck

Wreck details

Droit number: 118/17


Date from: Exactly AD 1820
Date to: Exactly AD 1856

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2
Length: 127 mm
Width: 76 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 3rd June 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: L R
Identified by: L M
Secondary identifier: V L

Other reference numbers

NRHE monument number: 1025695
Other reference: Kent HER Number: TR 22 NE 45
Droit ID: 118/17

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR1830
Four figure Latitude: 51.0280097
Four figure longitude: 1.10748152
1:25K map: TR1830
1:10K map: TR13SE
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Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Diving
Discovery circumstances: Diving
Current location: With finder

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: MAS
Created: Saturday 3rd June 2017
Updated: Tuesday 26th September 2017

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