Serving Dish - Ceramic, Asiatic Pheasants, circa 1840s-circa 1915 Archaeology Reg. No: HA 76

One base fragment of a large earthenware item, possibly a serving dish. Transfer print is blue/grey 'Asiatic Pheasants', popular in the second half of the 19th century and into Edwardian times.
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: serving dish
Activity: Food service
Specific Activity: Serving dish
Trench Unit Number: G12/9/13/014
Manufacturer: c 1840s-c 1915
References: Klose and Malan 2000: 55; Coysh and Henrywood 1982: 29, Potter 1998: 8
  1. [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., 2000, 55 Pages
  2. [Book], R Henrywood, Arthur Coysh, The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery 1780-1880, Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, 1982, 1982, 29 Pages
  3. [Chapter] Potter, J. Introduction, in Roberts, Gaye B. True Blue: Transfer Printed Earthenware. 7-10., 1998, 8 Pages

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