16017re: Feast gear question
- Jan 1, 2011Apollonia asked:
<<< I m wondering which shape for plates is the most period - oval, round, or square.
We are buying new feast gear and want to get as period as we can with the dishes. >>>
What time period and region? What material? brass?, pottery?, wood?
Off the top of my head I think I've seen more round, oval and maybe rectangular in that order. But also remember that for several centuries in the High Middle Ages it was more common to use trenchers (special bread cut in slices or pieces of special bread). I've heard that these often had flat wooden boards/trenchers under them, but you often can't tell.
These files might be of general help. In the Florilegium UTENSILS section:
eating-plates-msg (18K) 7/25/09 Period eating plates. Roundels.
p-tableware-msg (66K) 12/27/06 Period tableware. Period references
For more general information on feastgear for SCA use, in the FEASTS section:
feastgear-msg (44K) 3/24/08 Obtaining feastgear for use in the SCA.cleaning wooden feastgear.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****
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