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Pieces of pipe-stem are easy to pick up in certain areas, complete bowls less so ..

but spend enough time on the first type of mud featured earlier and you may even extract a perfectly preserved bowl with a few inches of stem!

After the stones, the bones and the oyster shells, the next most noticeable without really trying are the fragments of pottery ..The problem with most of them especially if water-worn .. There are a surprising number of 17th-18th century fragments, most commonly cream-coloured slipware or white/blue Delftware which are easily recognisable after one’s seen the first .. If you’re more ‘engaged’, to the point of feeling that you really ‘deserve’ to find something .. But added to that, a little preparatory knowledge is bound to help even more.even more so the pieces of 16th-17th century Bartmann or ‘Bellarmine’ bottle/jugs. Then there is the limitless count of things which, on the one hand, anyone can come across by incredible chance or ‘fate’ at any time and in any place without trying, but which on the other hand one’s much more likely to come across by putting in some time and effort. In the first place you should go a little before low tide, to experience the location at its fullest.Because of that it’s not unheard of to find complete ones, which could sometimes be more than a forearm in length!Clay pipe bowls can be dated with some certainty according to their shape, size and decoration, and with even more accuracy if they feature a maker’s-mark on the ‘heel’, the protrusion under the bowl.

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