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Bowl - Ceramic, circa 1880 (Reconstructed) Archaeology Reg. No: LL 81354

This is a bowl which has been reconstructed from a group of fragments excavated at one of the digs on the Commonwealth Block between 1988 and 2003. It is probably a 'second' of good design.

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.
Large blue and white bowl with fine pattern of convoluvous flowers and an interior view of a couple with houses, tree, lake and distant castle. Rustic, probably seconds of good design. also contains fragments from 57/13/-/54/-; 57/13/-/23/-
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 85 mm (Width), 170 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Width = Diameter

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Tagged with: making history - little lonsdale street
Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Trench Unit Number: 57/13/85

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