Crockery Sherds - Earthenware, circa 1880 Archaeology Reg. No: LL 071150 1

These sherds of glazed earthenware are part of a group of 21 fragments found in the same context. They were excavated at one of the digs on the Commonwealth Block between 1988 and 2003. They probably made up a saucer or bowl.

Uncovering past food practices.
Of all the archaeological material uncovered in the Little Lon excavations, the remnants of eating and drinking are the most numerous. Broken plates, bowls, cups and cutlery were thrown into rubbish piles with smashed jars that once held jam and pickles, and jugs that held water or cordial. Shells from oysters, abalone and coconuts were tossed in with bones from mutton, beef, rabbit and pork. Pips and seeds from fruit and vegetables were also added to the piles. These objects offer clues to the food consumed by residents of Little Lon, and are important in the rediscovery of a people, place and time long vanished.
Description for Parent record:
Includes part of the saucer/bowl described below.Small bowl, blue and white pattern (vase, flowers, bird). Set in metal & w ood composite. Broken, four pieces of bowl. Maker's mark on base: Copelan - Late Spode. Probably a saucer. Complex and busy design on rim of fruit and flowers in pots, dark lines on darker background. On base, design of eagle on pedestal, urn with flowers, other plants in containers.
Reconstituted from pieces found in 02/22/23; 02/17/24; 02/36/08; 02/22/04
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimension Comment: 20 parts of various sizes plus bag.

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Tagged with: making history - little lonsdale street
Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Activity: Domestic
Trench Unit Number: 02/17/24

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