Lip Treatment

Note: In "reading" the illustrations presented below, the exterior vessel surfaces are to the right hand side of the page.
The vessel lip is the upper-most portion of the rim. In southern New England, vessel lips appear in three forms: 1) flat; 2) rounded; and 3) crenelated. Illustrations for each lip form are presented below.

Flat lip forms are found on almost every ceramic type in southern New England.

Rounded lip forms are common on every ceramic type in this region.

Crenelated rims are a relatively late development within the Windsor ceramic tradition. This method of lip treatment is most commonly associated with the Hollister Stamped type (ca. 1250-450 Years BP). Crenelations are formed by impressing a stick into the lip.

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