[Sca-cooks] period spice containers/storage
johnnae at mac.com
Wed Jun 22 19:59:49 PDT 2011
If you go to the website for the Victoria and Albert Museum you can
search the collection
and discover hundreds of spice cupboards, containers, boxes, holders,
I think you'll discover that storage might depend upon the wealth of
Also--Take a look at the photos that have been posted from the Tudor
at Hampton Court Palace.
Have you taken a look at the containers Master Hroar makes?
I am sure that he or Mistress Huette can provide documentation.
On Jun 22, 2011, at 10:03 PM, Annofnite at aol.com wrote:
> I am looking for any information on how spices were stored. I have
> a reference to (and a picture of) a spice box that seems to be a
> wooden box
> that locks, that has compartments inside. snipped
> What I cannot find is if the spices were inside little pottery
> (stopped with what? cork? wood stoppers? waxed cloth?) or directly
> into the compartments in the wood spice box? or if they were stored
> in linen
> bags? leather bags? other?
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