Plate - Ceramic, Asiatic Pheasants, circa 1840s-early 20th century Archaeology Reg. No: HA 187

Wild Rose was superseded by Asiatic Pheasants in the 1850s and was one of the cheapest transfer printed pattern available in the nineteenth century. Asiatic Pheasants was made by at least sixty factories over a period of about forty years and, behind Willow, was the most popular pattern in the second half of the 19th-century and into Edwardian times. It became a standard pattern produced on inexpensive wares.
Three rim fragments of earthenware plate from three separate items. Transfer print is blue '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, -1
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: plate
Activity: Food service
Specific Activity: Plate
Trench Unit Number: G12/9/13/011
Manufacturer: c 1840s-early 20th century
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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