Ceramic - tobacco pipe bowl Archaeology Reg. No: LL 067826

Ceramic pipe bowl moulded with a face, excavated during the Little Lon season, 1988.

A pipeful of tobacco was long-lasting and its aroma disguised the stench of Melbourne's streets. The short clay pipe favoured by working men was called a 'cutty'. Being made of brittle clay, these pipes broke easily, explaining the abundance of fragments uncovered at Little Lon. Of the pipes excavated, many were decorated with slogans, patriotic symbols, even jokes and caricatures, hinting at the identities of those who smoked them.
Two tobacco pipe bowls. 1 x thistle pattern on one side, ship on the other. 1 x face with a possible crown. Both made with a mould. Stems broken off.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 40.00 mm (Height), 18.00 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Measurement From Conservation.

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Tagged with: making history - little lonsdale street
Themes this item is part of: Little Lon Collection
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Activity: domestic
Trench Unit Number: 01/49/69
Inscriptions: See: Description

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