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Bottle - Porter Ale, Port Dundas Pottery, Stoneware, Glasgow,1866-1923 Reg. No: LL 077378
- This stoneware bottle was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It was manufactured in Glasgow at the Port Dundas Pottery between 1866 and 1923. It was used for porter or stout.
Food and eating.
Kitchen facilities in the homes of Little Lon were rudimentary. Few people had ovens or ice chests, so perishable foods were bought fresh daily. Most meals were fried or boiled over an open fire. Families with limited facilities would take their Sunday roasts to a nearby bakery for cooking. Even the poorest residents of Little Lon seem to have eaten a considerable amount of meat. Mutton, beef, rabbit and pork came from the Eastern Market in Bourke Street. Oysters and fish were sold from barrows in Flinders Street. Fresh fruit and vegetables were hawked on the streets by Chinese and Italian vendors.
- Stoneware porter or stout bottle. Beige salt-glaze. 22 cm high, 7 cm diam eter. Marked: PORT DUNDAS GLASGOW on side, near base.
Dates given by Christine Williamson, archaeologist, 1999.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Dimensions:||220 mm (Height), 75 mm (Width)|
|Dimension Comment:||Width = Diameter|
|Tagged with:||bottles, stoneware, yo-ive got one with x found hood channel 30ft down 1972. perfect condition, port dundas pottery glasgow, what dose the y stand for near the maker mark on my glasgow bottle, what does the z stand for on my pottery bottle found in a farm at ayrshire, pottry bottle same as port dundas porter ale bottle but no markings exept for thumb print on bottom.any ideas, making history - little lonsdale street|
|Themes this item is part of:||Little Lon, Little Lon Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Trench Unit Number:||15/15/02|
|Inscriptions:||'Port Dundas Glasgow'|