English ceramics in Gdansk, Poland

Author(s): Joanna A. Dabal

Year: 2013


In this paper the author presents three categories of imported ceramics: pottery, clay tobacco pipes and building materials (bricks and water pipes). The ceramics date from the 18th through to the beginning of 20th Century. All of the presented materials come from excavations in different areas of the city of Gdansk: Old Town, South Granary Island and the so-called Szafarnia. 

The main aim of this presentation is to show how English tobacco pipes and pottery appeared in the market of Gdansk and what types of those products inhabitants of the city preferred. The presence of building materials and - probably - some of the other mentioned categories is connected by the author with the global coal trade between Gdansk and England which historical records reveal had existed since the 18th Century. This is the first attempt to interpret English goods excavated in a Polish Baltic harbor.

Cite this Record

English ceramics in Gdansk, Poland. Joanna A. Dabal. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428241)


Clay Tobacco Pipes Pottery Trade

Geographic Keywords
Eurasia Poland

Temporal Keywords
18th-20th century

Spatial Coverage

min long: 14.149; min lat: 49.003 ; max long: 24.143; max lat: 54.827 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 384