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AMPHORAE

Available in buff or Mica Red Clay

These are 100% food safe

Please refer to price guide Below:

Amphora Price Guide (Prices by Size)

All amphorae include corks* and are impregnated inside with food grade beeswax to make watertight unless otherwise requested. Wider diameter vessels are a priced a little higher. Please contact us with your requests for a QUOTE. Thanks!

3-5 inches:(8-13 cm) $55.00
Mini Garum w net: $65.00
9-12 inches:(23-30cm) $100.00
14-18 inches:(35-45cm) $350.00
20-26 inches:(50-65cm) $500.00
28-30 inches:(70-75cm) $700.00
33-36 inches:(83-90cm) $800.00
38-40 inches:(95-100cm)$1200.00
44-50 inches:(110-125cm)$2500.00

*Large amphorae will include a covering of leather and twine instead of a cork. If you prefer this to a cork for smaller amphorae, just let us know.

Ageing/Encrustation:

18-30 inches (45-70cm): add $50.00
Over 30 inches:(71 cm)add $80.00
Over 40 inches: (100cm) add $100.00

For Jeweled Effect Added to Aged Vessel:

18-30 inches (45-70 cm): add $25.00
Over 30 inches (71 cm):add $40.00
Over 40 inches (100cm): add $50.00

Stands for Amphorae:

For amphorae 18-30 inches: add $25.00
Over 30 inches:add $40.00
Over 40 inches: add $60.00

 

 

 

Inside is coated with food grade beeswax to make the vessel 100% watertight.

Now available:WINE AMPHORAE with TAPS HERE

  • ANY AMPHORA can be made FULL SCALE

  • or AGED with Ocean Critters 

  • or STAINED with Red  Iron Oxide

 

 

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1/2 Scale Dressel 1C Amphora AGED

(Holds 1.2 liters, 64 oz)

Size: appx.18inches tall(45cm)

Size: 18 inches tall(45cm)with stand

Stand: appx 6" (15cm ) tall x 5" diameter (12.5cm) at base 

ANY amphora can be aged like this to look as 

if it has been dug up from the ocean floor.  

Just add $50.00 to the price.

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Special thanks to Mark Hullin from Washington State USA

28-30 inch (75CM) Torpedo Wine Amphora

Full scale reproduction

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Special thanks to Ralph Hughart,

Texas USA

 

 

 

 

Holds approximately 8.5 Liters ( 2.2 gallons)

 

Approximately 30 inches (75CM) TALL, comes with cork

 

 This amphora is made in two parts and then joined just under the handles with epoxy (it is undetectable, see photo on left).  The inside is then coated with food grade beeswax. 

 

This vessel is fully functional, 100% food-safe and water tight

Height and shape varies slightly as each piece is made individually.  Below: Full scale Torpedo amphora made for the Surrey Museum in BC, CANADA

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Handle says "OFIVLIAE" which is a Latin abbreviation meaning "From the workshop of Julia"  Roman Pottery was commonly stamped in this way.

 

Click to Enlarge for photos of original

Original amphora shown above is smaller, but this shape was commonly used c. 100AD-4th c AD for large vessels as well.

 

17 inch (43 cm) Herodian Oil Amphora

Full scale reproduction

 

 

Holds 2 gallons

 

17 inches (43CM) TALL, comes with cork

Special thanks to Michael Garrity,

aka GAIVS OCTAVIUS DRVSVS, of Arizona, USA

Click to Enlarge for photos of original

The rounder amphorae were generally used to transport or store oil, whereas longer, more pointed vessels were used to transport and store wine..  This piece spans 30BC-C.100AD

 

 Wine Amphora

Pompeii VI

Full-Scale Reproduction

33" tall (82.5 cm) x 8" (20cm)diameter

Special thanks to Richard Campbell of LEG XX Maryland USA for input and support

 

Rendering of Original

ORIGIN: Southern Italy.

DIMENSIONS: approximately  85cm high, 22cm diameter

DIFFUSION: Italy, during the I Century B.C.

CONTENT: wine

 

"Building an Amphora For a step by step description of ancient vase construction, go to our Venetian Cat Studio Facebook Page.

 

 

    Pompeii VI Wine Amphora

1/2 scale Reproduction

with stand

18" tall (42.5cm) x 4" (10)diameter

Comes with cork

 

ORIGIN: Southern Italy.

DIMENSIONS: approximately  85cm high, 22cm diameter

DIFFUSION: Italy, during the I Century B.C.

CONTENT: wine

 

Rendering of Original

ORIGIN: Southern Italy.

DIMENSIONS: approximately  85cm high, 22cm diameter

DIFFUSION: Italy, during the I Century B.C.

CONTENT: wine

 

 

Special thanks to Maria D'Alexander of Illinois for this great idea.  Please click on photo below to see how this was displayed in the kitchen of her home.

The faux finish/trompe l'oeil artist is Gail Trent Risner

 

Dressel 1C Wine Amphora

 1/2 Scale Reproduction

 

 

 

(Holds 1.2 liters, 64 oz)

Size: 18 inches tall(45cm)with stand

Stand: appx 6" (15cm ) tall x 5" diameter (12.5cm) at base

 

 

 

 

Rendering of Original

ORIGIN: Middle Tyrrhenian coast of Italy.

ORIGINAL DIMENSIONS: 100 to 120cm high, 30cm wide.

DIFFUSION: diffused in large amounts in Western Mediterranean,

Middle and Northern Europe from the second half of II to the end of I Century B.C.

CONTENT: wine.

 

Dressel 1C Amphora displayed in a modern day Roman Bathroom

(Click to enlarge)

Courtesy Michael Arant

USA

20 inch (50 cm) Torpedo Wine Amphora

Holds approximately 3 quarts

20 inches (50CM) TALL, comes with cork

Special thanks to Michael Garrity,

aka GAIVS OCTAVIUS DRVSVS, of Arizona, USA

 

 

Click to Enlarge for photos of original

Original amphora shown above is smaller, but this shape was commonly used c. 100AD-4th c AD for large vessels as well.

 

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Buff clay stained with Iron Oxide

Now available in Mica Red clay

Special thanks to Ann W. of Virginia USA

Small Torpedo Wine Amphora

Holds approximately 1.5 liters

 

9 inches (23CM) TALL, comes with cork

 

RM 1012-P (Plain)

RM 1012-R (Red)

$65.00

Available Plain or with Terra Sigillata finish

GARUM RECIPE: Click HERE

Garum Amphora Reproduction
(Holds 300 mls, appx 12 oz)

Stone burnished
Size: 9 inches (22.5 cm) x 3 inches (7.5 cm)


Plain is
Stone burnished and beeswaxed on the inside


The bottom has been broadened slightly from the original to allow the vessel to stand on its own.

Photograph of Original Roman Amphora dating to 300 AD.

These lovely torpedo shaped vessels were frequently used by the Romans to transport concentrated wine or fish paste.

Intact, unrestored.

Height: 9 inches (22.5 cm)

Width: 3 inches.(7.5cm)

Provenance:ex Private English Collection.

 

Available with Terra Sigillata finish

Red, Cream or Black

$60.00

Mini Garum Amphora with Net
(Holds 50 mls, appx 1.5 oz)

Terra Sigillata finish, black or red
Size: 5.5 inches (14 cm) x 1 inch diameter (2.5 cm)

About the size of a tabasco bottle,this is perfect for throwing in your kit for a long march or for a special feast.

Comes with hand-knotted net bag made from hemp and with a cork

 

 

 

Another cool idea donated by

P. Dominus Antonius

(Anthony Dahm of Virginia, USA)

5 inch (12.5 cm) Mini Amphora

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$65.00 (cork  included)

Available with Terra Sigillata finish

Red, Cream or Black

 

 

(Holds  appx. 2 oz)

 cork included

Size: 3 inches tall (8 cm)

Stone burnished and beeswaxed on the inside

 

             3 inch (8 cm) Mini Amphora

Shown with a quarter in the foreground for scale

$50.00 (cork  included)

Available with Terra Sigillata finish

Red, Cream or Black

 

 

(Holds  appx. 1 oz)

Stone burnished

Size: 3 inches tall (8 cm)

Stone burnished and beeswaxed on the inside

Another wonderful idea submitted by

Anne Damman, Michigan USA

 

 

For more information on amphorae, see the following links:

http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/archive/amphora_ahrb_2005/index.cfm

Potsherd Atlas of Roman Pottery

ROMAN TERRA SIGILLATA/SAMIAN WARE

Terra Sigillata ("sealed earth"): Also called "Samian ware," this form of pottery was a luxury item in ancient Greece and Rome. Instead of a glaze, the surface is crafted from fine particles of clay, painstakingly stone burnished and hand-polished for a beautiful and durable finish.

VENETIAN CAT'S terra sigillata is crafted to ancient designs and classical proportions. Available in both red and black finishes as well as multicolored, suitable for food and drink, it is ideal for re-enactors, teachers, history buffs and others who want to add ancient atmosphere to their tables, altars or household decor.

All pieces on this page are 100% food-safe.

Insides of ALL BOWLS AND PLATES have this stamp:

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For Available Terra Sigillata Colors, Click HERE

 

$115.00 as a set (3 pieces)

$125.00 if cups are incised

Beautiful feastware to set off your Roman Meals...

These pieces are 100% Food Safe

 

Special thanks to Patricia Wasburn and Will Bradford for the idea of creating Roman dinnerware and for purchasing my first set...

 $120.00 as a set (3 pieces)

$130.00 if cups are incised

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All pieces will have the updated profile seen above in the green set.

 

Buff and Color Set

Terra Sigillata

The body is finished in Buff Terra Sigillata

The stripe on the blue set is painted with 2 shades of engobe (refined colored clay that is fired onto the piece, is thus molecularly bonded, and will not wash off), and then hand polished to a soft sheen.

Click HERE for more color options

Top photo:

#0677 "Mediterranean Blue"

#0698 "Azure Blue"

Bottom Photo:

#0675 "Green Grass

(2 bands, same color)

 

 

Blue set made for Deb Fuller ("Lepidina") of Maryland, USA)

Green set made for Steve Alwell, USA

Greco-Roman style Dinner Set

Buff/Greek Motif Terra Sigillata

Surface decoration based on Ancient Greek motifs, pottery forms are Roman

COMPLETE 3 Pc Set: $145.00 

  

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Individually: Dragendorff Bowl:$65.00              Ludowici Tg  Plate:$65.00                      Cup:$40.00

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 Ludowici Tg Plate

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$50.00

 

Diameter: 10 inches (24 cm)

Ludowici Tg, AD 160-230

Dragendorff 32 Bowl

 

$50.00

 

Diameter: 8 inches (20 cm)

 

Dragendorff 32, AD 160-230

Dragendorff 18/31 Plate

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$65.00

 

 Diameter: 8 inches (20 cm)

  AD 90-150

Thanks to Alex York of the UK for this submission

Plain Roman Cup

Size: 3 inches x 3 inches

(7.5 cm)

$35.00

size/shape varies slightly 

Mediterranean area, 1st Century AD

Photograph of Original

It appears as though much of the terra sigillata finish has worn away.

 

Bowl available Incised

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$60.00

 This idea submitted by Bob Durrett of Ohio USA

     LEG XIV GMV

 

Diameter: 8 inches (20 cm)

Dragendorff 32, AD 160-230

 

 

 

 

Incised Plain Cup

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$45.00 each

 

 

Size: 3 inches x 3 inches

(7.5 cm)

YOUR LEGIO, name, or anything else you prefer...

 

 

Special thanks to Doug Mather of LEG IX H Texas for this very cool idea!

Black Glaze/Gold Lettering Cup

 

$55.00 each

Real 22 carat gold luster lettering (up to 8 letters)

 

Size: 3 inches x 3 inches

(7.5 cm)

YOUR LEGIO, name, or anything else you prefer...VERY striking!

 

 

Two-Handled Cup with Tabs (reproduction)

Ht: 2.9" (7.4 cm)

$75.00

Dimensions same as original

 

 

Photograph of Original

1st c BC-1st c AD

 

 

 

Two Handled Cup (reproduction)

$65.00

Ht: 2.9" (7.4 cm)

Dimensions same as original

 

 

 

Photograph of Original

1st c AD

 

Large, Tall 2-handled Cup (reproduction)

Ht: 4.3" (11 cm)

$65.00

Dimensions same as original

 

 

 

Photograph of Original

1st-2nd c. AD

 

Please click to enlarge images

To the left is a gorgeous custom box made by Ralph Izard of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA as part of a school project.

 

   $65.00 ea

63 BC - 14 AD What we know as the "dinner set" first appeared in this period.

 

Conspectus 18

Augustan

Reproduction Plate

 

 

Diameter: 9 inches (22.5 cm)

 

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5 inch    

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7 inch

Both sizes Available in Black or Red

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  5 inches: $50.00 ea

7 inches:$60.00

Conspectus 17

Augustan Reproduction Bowl

 

(based on black and white photo of original,see left chart, bottom right)

Diameters: 5 inches (12.5 cm)

7 inches (18 cm)

Concpectus 18 Plate and Conspectus 17   5 inch Bowl are available as a 3 piece set, and includes Plain Roman Cup, (above) $145.00

 Add $10.00 for 7 inch bowl. Please specify color.

For Available Terra Sigillata Colors, Click HERE

If you would like to substitute a different cup, just e-mail us for a price.

Source:Hayes, John W.

Handbook of Mediterranean Roman Pottery

pp45-47

SOURCE:

Conspectus Forms-Cups-Bowls, Plates

Note: Scale is accurate if printed on standard letter sized paper.

Figure 16 Plate and Dish Forms (scale 1:3): Conspectus forms 2, base as 12 or 18, 20.3 (platter) 21, 20.4 (two), 21 (late), 4 (late) 3.2 respectively

Figure 17 (opposite page) Cups and Bowl forms (scale 1:2):
Conspectus Forms 14 (large, small), 15 (large), 22, 32, 26, 27, 33, 36.4, 23.2 (bottom left), 34 (bottom right) respectively.

RM 1006

$120.00

Available in Red or Black

 

Roman 1 Liter Reproduction Pitcher

Size: 7 inches tall (17.5cm) x 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter

Bottom inscribed in Latin"Nunc est Bibendum"

(Now it is time for us to drink)

Photograph of Original

2nd-1st half of 3rd c. AD, also seen in Pompeii

$100.00

Shown here with beeswax on inside

Also available glazed inside

 

 Plain Roman Terra Cotta Pitcher

based on original above

(Holds 1 liter)

Pitcher is stone-burnished, and 100% food-safe

Size: 7 inches tall (17.5cm) x 5 inches (12.5 cm) diameter

 

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Terra Sigillata $140.00

Black Glaze $150.00

 

 

House of Iulia Felix Pitcher, Pompeii

(Holds 1.5 liters)

Size: 12  1/2 inches(32 cm) tall

Bottom inscribed in Latin"Nunc est Bibendum"

(Now it is time for us to drink)

This pitcher is not a reproduction, but rather was copied from a fresco in Pompeii from a house of the same name. The original was likely made of metal.

The original depicted here may well have been made of glass or metal.

$110.00

 

Roman Funerary Urn with Lid

Stone Burnished Terra Cotta

Size: 7" (17.5 cm) tall

SOURCE:

To the left is a photograph from JMC Toynebee's "Death and Burial in the Roman World." The upper left picture shows a group of urns in a burial chamber.

$25.00 each

  (Solid Red)

(Solid Black)

(Buff)

Surface Decoration on Buff-colored piece only

Small 4 inch Bowl

Size: 4 inches Diameter (10cm) x 1  1/2 inches (3.5cm) tall

Great for side dishes, such as nuts and olives

 

Set of 3

$45.00

One of each: Red, Black, Buff

 

3 Dipping Bowls

Size: 2  1/2 inches Diameter (6cm) x 3/4 inches (2cm) tall

Great for dipping sauces, such as Garum.

 

Unguent Jar

Terra Sigillata and beeswax $12.00

Glazed, $15.00

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This little jar is great for holding ointment or salves, just like the ancient originals, fits easily in a pack.

For Available Terra Sigillata Colors, Click HERE

NOTE: Cork style has changed to those pictured below.

This little jar is great for holding ointment, salves, herbs and spices

Now available in custom glaze colors $15.00 each

Terra Sigillata or plain jars are $12.00 each, and are beeswaxed inside

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Approximately 1.5 inches  x 1.5 inches, (3.75cm) exclusive of cork

Idea submitted by

P. Dominus Antonius

 

Dominus uses this jar to hold lanolin for his lorica segmentata (Roman body armor) so that it doesn't rust.

 

Photo of an original Roman pottery jar,

200 AD

height 11 cm

 

 

$45.00 (cork included)

Also available in Mica red clay or black terra sigillata Shown above: buff clay

 

 

Holy land

Oil Flask Reproduction

(Holds 150 mls, appx. 5.5 oz)

Stone burnished

Size: 4 inches tall (10 cm)

Beeswaxed inside

Great for storing olive oil for your lamps

Photograph of Original
Size:4 1/8" H. (10.5 cm)
Material: Terracotta
Culture: Holy-Land, c. 8th-7th Century B.C.

$75.00 (cork included) ]

Comes with Net Bag

(made with jute)

Click HERE

for Water Vessel Instructions and Care

HOW to MAKE YOUR OWN BAG:

Click HERE

 

Water Bottle for Soldier's Kit

HOLDS appx. 400 mls. 

Stone burnished

Size: 8" tall (20cm)

Weighs about 2 lb (920 grams) when full, and about 520 grams when empty. The natural clay body will keep water cool on hot days.

  All bottles come clear-glazed inside, but can be coated with beeswax instead for no extra charge.   Comes with cork.  Most regular wine corks will fit as well.

Easy to clean and care for- these are so much better than smelly leather pouches or gourds!

Special thanks to Leon Delgado of Legio XXIV Media Atlantia for thinking of making a clay water bottle instead of using plastic ones! 

CLICK HERE for COVERING IDEA

 

 

Left and center: Phil Perez, Legio III Cyrenaica

(Net Bag for Water Bottle Only)

$25.00

 (Net bag only)

$25.00

Net Bags (hemp or Jute)

 Now available for folks that don't have the time or inclination to make their own.  These are handmade from hemp rope, in house.  They are removable, and come with plenty of extra rope so that a shoulder strap can be made to the length desired by simply braiding the ends and tying them in the middle.

Special thanks to Verena Mullins (left, blue dress), who so graciously showed us how to make the net bags.

 

 

 $110.00 (cork included)

 

Click HERE

for Water Vessel Instructions and Care

Mazarron Roman Mines Canteen
 Reproduction 

HOLDS appx.850 mls.  (about 30 ounces)

Weighs about 3.12 lb (1710 grams) when full, and about 1 lb 14 oz (860 grams )when empty.

This is a full scale reproduction based on the piece pictured below.  The inside is coated with beeswax, and is fully watertight.

 

 

Mazarron Roman Mines Canteen

with net covering

(made with hemp fiber)

$145.00 

 

 

 

NET COVERING

 Now available for folks that don't have the time or inclination to make their own.  These are handmade from hemp rope in house. 

This is NOT removable, and must be ordered ahead of time, as it is woven directly on the canteen.  Comes with en extra-long shoulder strap, that can be trimmed down if needed.

HOW to MAKE YOUR OWN COVERING:

Click HERE

 

Special thanks to Adrian Wink

(Marcus Ulpius Peronis,
COH I BATAVORVM MCRPF )  of the UK for providing photos and information.

The original was found along with an esparto grass canteen cover, in the Mazarron Roman mines, in Spain. A common canteen shape apparently. (Except in Britain) from the early second century context.

The thickness I would guess would be around 6-7mm for the main body of the vessel and around 5mm for the neck/rim.

The diameter of the vessel is 180mm (appx 7 inches)

The depth is in the region of 60mm (appx 2.5 inches)

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      unglazed                                bronze finish (glaze)                             colored                                       

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Medusa Medallion

5 inches (13 cm) diameter

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based on an original by Caravaggio

Glazed to look like bronze, each medallion is individually made by hand in a press mold and reworked to bring out the detail.  The mold was cast from an original sculpture made by Venetian Cat Studio.

Hole in top, ready to hang (also available without hole upon request)

unglazed, $40.00

bronze finish (glazed) $50.00

Colored $55.00 (permanently fired on, YOUR CHOICE of colors )

Metal handmade stand available, add $18.00 (made in house)

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Special thanks to "Wren" of

LaWren's Nest for this cool idea  : )

and to Tony Dahm for the color idea : )

 

Got an idea for a vessel?

Something you'd like to see reproduced?

E-MAIL US

We welcome challenges!

 

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