Cup - Ceramic, Gilded Decoration, mid-19th century-mid 20th century Archaeology Reg. No: HA 36

One rim fragment of a cream-coloured porcelain tea cup with three thin gilded bands near the rim. This type of cheap gilded decoration was manufactured from the mid-19th 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: tea consumption
Activity: Food service
Specific Activity: Tea consumption
Trench Unit Number: G12/13
Manufacturer: Mid-19th century- mid-20th century
References: Majewski and O'Brien 1987: 153; Miller 1991: 9; Klose and Malan 2004: 54
  1. [Article - Journal] Majewski, T & O'Brien, M J. 1987. The Use and Misuse of Nineteenth-Century English and American Ceramics in Archaeological Analysis. Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory. 11: 97-209., 1987, 153 Pages
  2. [Article - Journal] Miller, George L. A Revised Set of CC Index Values for Classification and Economic Scaling of English Ceramics from 1787 to 1880. Historical Archaeology. 25 (1): 1-25., 1991, 9 Pages
  3. [Article - Journal] Klose, J & Malan, A. The Ceramic Signature of the Cape in the Nineteenth Century, with Particular Reference to the Tenant Street Site, Cape Town. The South African Archaeological Bulletin. 55: 49-59., 2004, 54 Pages

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