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Cup - Broslesy Pattern, Ceramic, circa 1880 (Reconstructed) Reg. No: LL 074807
- This cup has been reconstructed from a group of 16 fragments that make up at least three cups. The fragments were excavated at one of the digs on the Commonwealth Block between 1988 and 2003. It is decorated with a pattern known as 'Broslesy'
Uncovering past food practices.
Of all the archaeological material uncovered in the Little Lon excavations, the remnants of eating and drinking are the most numerous. Broken plates, bowls, cups and cutlery were thrown into rubbish piles with smashed jars that once held jam and pickles, and jugs that held water or cordial. Shells from oysters, abalone and coconuts were tossed in with bones from mutton, beef, rabbit and pork. Pips and seeds from fruit and vegetables were also added to the piles. These objects offer clues to the food consumed by residents of Little Lon, and are important in the rediscovery of a people, place and time long vanished.
- 16 fragments of 3 cups. 2 complete bases, rim, body and handle fragments. 2 cups with flared rims, edge, single loop handle. 1 fragment is from a different cup with indented body just above the base. Neutral glaze, with blue & white underglaze transfer printed design, floral/ geometric on inner rim and scenic on outside. Different fragment has same designs. 'Brosley'
Pattern is pale 'Brosley'. possibly made by ?Spode of Staffordshire. many manufacturers - could be a pirate.
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Dimensions:||85 mm (Height), 130 mm (Width), 105 mm (Length)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Little Lon, Little Lon Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Activity:||Food vessels -drinking - cups|
|Trench Unit Number:||57/13/75|