Highgate Wood form group: Beakers

Poppy beakers with panels of barbotine-dot decoration are one of the most widely recognized Highgate produts.

  • 9: Carinated beakers. A rare type, harking back to imported Gallo-Belgic prototypes.
  • 11: beakers with a small everted or beaded rim. These can be decorated with panels of barbotine dots 11.1, or plain 11.2, and there is one examlple of a folded beaker 11.3. Unassignable rims are classed as type 11R.
  • 12: The classic Highgate poppy-beaker is the commonest type of beaker produced on the site. The sub-divisions within the type are largely based on the angle of the rim, and its size relative to the body of the vessel (types 12.1-12.3). A few examples, probably late in the series, are undecorated 12.4. Unassigned rims are classed as type 12R.
Size distribution of rims of Beakers
HW.9
HW.11.1
HW.11.2
HW.11.3
HW.11R
HW.12.1
HW.12.2
HW.12.3
HW.12.4
HW.12.5
HW.12R