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Pot - Tiger Balm, Glass, Chinese, circa 1880 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)|
|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)|
|Lot Area Unit:||80C/3/63|
|Inscriptions:||Chinese characters moulded on several sides|