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Blacking Bottle - Ceramic, Steven Green, London, 1820-1858 Archaeology Reg. No: LL 50143

Summary:
This light brown, glazed blacking bottle was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003. It was manufactured by Steven Green of London between 1820-1858.

Working in Little Lon.
Alongside the tightly packed cottages, commercial enterprise thrived in little Lon. Shops sold food and 'fancy goods'. Factories and workshops manufactured bellows, furniture, waterproof clothing and ice cream.

In the 1880s grocers flourished, and in the 1890s clothing firms and Chinese cabinet-makers dominated the local manufacturing scene. But Little Lon's most numerous businesses were the myriad hotels and brothels.

It is easy to overlook the 'invisible' work carried out in people's homes. Because such work was rarely documented we rely on things left behind to tell the story. The abundance of lace bobbins dug up at Little Lon hints at a lace-making industry and busy lives otherwise hidden from history.
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 137.0 mm (Height), 65.0 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: bottles
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: CONTAINERS
Lot Area Unit: 42/5/222
Inscriptions: Inscription on one side: STEPHEN GREEN/ LAMBETH; PATENT/ ... GLAZE
Manufacturer: Steven Green, 1820 - 1858

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