221  (Early Series)    Small two-bulge vase, low waist, round mouth   
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Does this shape appear in other series?  No - (none recorded)

Curiously however, it does look identical to another Early Series shape; Early Series 23.   The distinguishing feature compared  with 23 is its twig-handle. None of the many recorded 23 examples has a twig-handle whereas every one of the (relatively few) 221 pieces does. However it would be most unusual for the presence of a twig-handle to warrant a separate shape number - normally it does not even warrant a suffix. (Other pieces in the 220 number range, however, do include similar anomalies; perhaps something strange was happening just then!) A likely explanation though is that the similar-shaped 23 had already been discontinued and its number re-allocated to another shape, prior to 221 being introduced.

Height; 10 cm




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