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Pot - Tiger Balm, Glass, Chinese, circa 1880 Archaeology Reg. No: LL 20334

This glass tiger balm pot was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003. It is missing it's lid but has a maker's mark and was manufactured in China.

Cultural diversity in Little Lon.
Little Lon was home to a diverse population. Germans, Jews and Irish arrived in the mid 19th century; Chinese, southern Europeans and Syrians (Lebanese) in the 1880s; and Italians in the 1890s. Immigrants sometimes brought objects with them to remind them of home, or purchased new items that re-affirmed national loyalties. Pipes, vases or plates were decorated with flags, military heroes, an Irish lyre or English roses. The amount of foreign currency excavated also attests to diversity of the immigrants who frequented Little Lon.
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 26.0 mm (Height), 25.0 mm (Width)

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Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Activity: DOMESTIC
Specific Activity: MEDICAL
Lot Area Unit: 80C/3/63
Inscriptions: Chinese characters moulded on several sides

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