In anticipation of the building of a residential estate, an archaeological campaign was undertaken in 1978, under the direction of Georges-Pierre Woimant (Archaeological Unit of the Oise District). This operation enabled the discovery of the first potters’ workshop of the Modern era inside the city walls of Compiègne (Oise). The relatively well preserved kiln, together with a part of its production comprising a large quantity of undamaged vases, constituted a quite exceptional discovery. The inventory shows  tripod pot with handles to poucier, coquemars sometimes provided with a pin, cooking pots, pots  jugs , bowls, with ears and glazed plates. The typology of the pieces of pottery together with the discovery of two coins date this ensemble to the last quarter of the 16th century, or maybe the beginning of the 17th century.

Traduction : Margaret & Jean-louis CADOUX