COMMON VIKING AGE FORMS FROM DANISH AREAS
Round-bottomed, closed mouth,
narrow shoulder with a small rim
Open-mouthed with a more pronounced rim.
Classic rounded cauldron. With or without a rim around the relatively closed mouth.
Bonfire-fired at low temperature.
The half-cauldron. Round-bottomed with an open mouth.
No rim beyond sometimes a slight in-turning of the edge of mouth.
Essentially a flat-bottomed form of the half-cauldron.
The form which comes to dominate in the early middle ages. A round-bottomed cauldron with a closed mouth and a well-formed rim. These were fired to kiln temperatures and more durable than early forms.