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Cup - Hannibal Passing the Alps Pattern, Ceramic, Knight, Elkin & Co, Staffordshire, before 1846 (Reconstructed) Reg. No: LL 081231
- This cup was reconstructed from a group of 13 fragments that were excavated at one of the digs on the Commonwealth Block between 1988 and 2003. It was manufactured by Knight, Elkin & Co in Staffordshire, England before 1846. The cup's pattern is called 'Hannibal passing the Alps'.
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.
- 13 ceramic breakfast cup fragments. Brown on white transfer printed underglaze with Indian scenic and floral design. Base diameter 95mm. Pattern includes images of elephant, horses, soldiers and the Himalayan mountains. Pattern is called 'Hannibal passing the Alps'.
Made by Knight, Elkin & Co, Staffordshire, before 1846
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Dimensions:||85 mm (Height), 129 mm (Width)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Little Lon, Little Lon Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Trench Unit Number:||18/26/63|
|Manufacturer:||Knight, Elkin & Co., 1826 - 1846|