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  The simplest wares
Beginning in the 2nd century, the local market supplied the citizens of Lutetia with every imaginable kind of ceramic ware, from delicate goblets to large, deep platters used in the kitchen.


136koFineware flask.
2nd century.
CVP.


108koPot, plate, three-legged
bowl, wide-shouldered
bowl, dish. 2nd and 3rd century.
 CVP. Photo: C. Rapa / CVP.


136koFineware pot and drinking vessel.
2nd and 3rd century.
CVP. Photo: C. Rapa / CVP.
 

Common ware, recognizable by its gray colouring, was used for preparing food and for eating. There were cooking pots, pans for frying, shallow, three-legged bowls for cooking over a fire, and plates and deep bowls for oven use. Several of these forms came from the basic Gallic repertory.

Only a few jugs have been found. Some, because they were fire-resistant, could have been used to heat water; others, made from light-coloured clay, would have been used as tableware.

Fineware and tableware mainly consisted of various forms of goblets and several bottles.