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Jug - Marble Pattern, Ceramic, W.T. Copeland, after 1821 (Damaged) Reg. No: LL 080225
- This blue on white 'Marble' patterned vase was excavated during one of the archaeological digs conducted at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. The pattern 'Marble' was introduced by Spode in around 1821. It was later revived by Copelands. It is also known as 'Mosaic' and 'Cracked Ice and Prunus'.
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.
- Almost complete vase/jug, part of neck and lip missing. Blue on white underglaze abstract transfer printed design with relief moulded grapes & vine design on neck. Moulded, vertical ribbed design around body and neck. Manufacturers mark on base is off-centre, rectangular with design name reading 'MARBLE'. Base diameter 80mm, height 190mm. Flow blue ware.
Design is 'Marble' - sheet design introduced by Spode c.1821. Later revived by Copelands. Also called 'Mosaic' and 'Cracked Ice and Prunus'
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Dimensions:||192 mm (Height), 103 mm (Width)|
|Dimension Comment:||Width = Diameter|
|Themes this item is part of:||Little Lon, Little Lon Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Trench Unit Number:||57/13/14|
|Inscriptions:||Manufacturers mark on base is off-centre, rectangular with design name reading 'MARBLE'.|
|Manufacturer:||W.T. Copeland, post circa 1821|
|References:||A.W. Coysh & R.K. Henrywood 'The Dictonary of Blue & White Printed Pottery|