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Cup - Blue Flow Ware, circa 1880 (Reconstructed) Archaeology Reg. No: LL 079989

Summary:
This cup was reconstructed from 11 fragments that were excavated at one of the digs on the Commonwealth Block between 1988 and 2003.

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.
Description:
11 fragments of large breakfast cup including base and rim pieces. Blue on white transfer printed undeglaze flow floral design on face, upper side and lower side. No manufacturers marks. Base diameter 60mm. Flow blue ware. Has been reconstituted.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 70 mm (Height), 120 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Width = Diameter

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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: 18/26/67
Inscriptions: None

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