My friend, Beth, and I visited the Mint Museums on Sunday for a nice girl's day. Neither one of our husbands was interested, so we enjoyed lingering as long as we wanted. I took a good bit of images for reference and thought you might enjoy these pots from the 1500's. The top platter is by Thomas Toft. The next one is a tyg, which was a term for mug. It is just so over the top with decoration that I loved it. If they would have let me handle it, I would imagine that the bumps of slip would be lovely to the touch. Nice thing about museums is that they preserve history. Bad thing is that you can't touch anything without getting in trouble!
I'll post some more of my favorites later!