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Vase - Porcelain, circa 1880 (Damaged) Archaeology Reg. No: LL 080784

Summary:
This porcelain vase was excavated during one of the archaeological digs conducted at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It features a blue snake coiled around the stem.

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:
Bottom half of vase, base and body. Vase is white with a blue snake coiled around the the stem. Foot is domed with small push up. Material is porcelain.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 135 mm (Height), 55 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: 18/24/11
Inscriptions: None

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