Fragment - Porcelain, USA, circa 1880 (Fragment) Archaeology Reg. No: LL 071394

This fragment of a porcelain vessel was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. The curve of the fragment and the American flags depicted suggest this fragment is from the body of a commemorative cup or jug.

Cultural diversity in Little Lon.
Little Lon was home to a diverse population. Germans, Jews and Irish arrived in the mid 19th century; Chinese, southern Europeans and Syrians (Lebanese) in the 1880s; and Italians in the 1890s. Immigrants sometimes brought objects with them to remind them of home, or purchased new items that re-affirmed national loyalties. Pipes, vases or plates were decorated with flags, military heroes, an Irish lyre or English roses. The amount of foreign currency excavated also attests to diversity of the immigrants who frequented Little Lon.
Porcelain fragment with relief design on side. Possibly body fragment of commemorative cup or jug. Design has 2 flags with stars (American) carried upright.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 56 mm (Height), 41 mm (Width), 10 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: making history - little lonsdale street
Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Trench Unit Number: 27/43/01

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