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Jug - Earthenware, circa 1880 (Reconstructed) Archaeology Reg. No: LL 079188

Summary:
This small ceramic jug which has been reconstructed from 24 fragments that were excavated at one of the digs on the Commonwealth Block between 1988 and 2003.

Homewares.
Numerous crockery pieces were found all over the Little Lon site. Crockery gives us a glimpse of everyday life in Melbourne in the 1880s. In the houses around Little Lon, residents used decorated crockery. Most pieces were cheap earthenware or stoneware, yet provided colour and cheer. Only a few could afford to buy matching sets, and most china was probably acquired second-hand. Some were once expensive pieces. Householders mixed and matched their crockery from the great range of mass-produced designs available. 'Blue and white' and the 'willow' pattern, was the most popular choice and was produced by English potteries from 1790.
Description:
24 fragments of earthenware - blue design on white. European design. This has been reconstituted to form a small blue and white jug. The design shows some 'Japanese' influences. It is now 70% complete. No mark is seen Scene of lake and church.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 105 mm (Height), 135 mm (Width), 105 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: 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
Activity: domestic
Trench Unit Number: 02/36/01

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