Dish - Glass, Press Moulded, circa 1820-circa mid-20th century Archaeology Reg. No: HA 18

By the 1830s, pressed tablewares were being mass-produced and from the 1870s pressing had become the most common manufacturing technique for cheaper tablewares.
One fragment of the base of a clear glass item, possibly a decorative dish. The item has been press moulded, with starburst pattern on the base and a small area of hatched design on the side. Date range of manufacture is circa 1820 to circa mid-20th century.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Godden Mackay Logan Heritage Consultants, 2009
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical

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Tagged with: world heritage, royal exhibition building, archaeology, eating dining
Themes this item is part of: World Heritage, World Futures, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt Collection
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Secondary Classification: Food Service
Tertiary Classification: unidentified
Activity: Food Service
Specific Activity: Dish
Trench Unit Number: G11/4/8/001
Manufacturer: c 1820-c 1958
References: Jones 2000: 161, 163; Jones and Sullivan 1985: 33; Poplar Forest 1996: 35
  1. [Article - Journal] Jones, O. 2000. A Guide to Dating Glass Tableware: 1800 to 1940. Historical Archaeology. 14-232., 2000, 161, 163 Pages
  2. [Book], Catherine Sullivan, Olive Jones, The Parks Canada Glass Glossary for the Description of Containers, Tableware, Flat Glass and Closures, Parks Canada, 1985, 1985, 28 Pages
  3. [Book], Poplar Forest Archaeology Lab and Field Manual, The Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest, Forest, 1996, 1996, 35 Pages

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