Sherd - Ceramic, Moulded Design, circa 1835-circa mid-20th century Archaeology Reg. No: HA 106

The first known advertisement for this form of decoration in North America occurs in the Montreal Gazette, 10 April 1844, where it is described as 'the new…FLOWING STONEWARE'. Main periods of popularity are 1840s, 1850s and 1890 to circa 1904.
One earthenware fragment from an unidentified item. Has a moulded design (probably leaves and flowers) and is blue flow ware. Manufacture date after circa 1835.
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
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: Unidentified
Tertiary Classification: unidentified
Activity: Unidentified
Specific Activity: Unidentified
Trench Unit Number: G12/8/018
Manufacturer: c 1835-c 1958
References: Klose and Malan 2000: 56; Miller 1974: 201; Miller 1991: 9; Poplar Forest 1996: 3; Samford 1997: 24; Snyder 1997: 7
  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, 56 Pages
  2. [Article - Journal] Miller, George L. 1974. A Tenant Farmer's Tableware: Nineteenth-Century Ceramics from Tabb's Purchase. Maryland Historical Magazine. 69: 197-210., 1974, 201 Pages
  3. [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
  4. [Book], Poplar Forest Archaeology Lab and Field Manual, The Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest, Forest, 1996, 1996, 3 Pages
  5. [Article - Journal] Samford, Patricia. 1997. Response to Market: Dating English Underglaze Transfer-Printed Wares. Historical Archaeology. 31 (2), 1997, 24 Pages
  6. [Book], Jeffrey Snyder, Romantic Staffordshire Ceramics, Schiffer Publishing Ltd, Atglen, 1997, 1997, 7 Pages

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