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Toy - Cup, Porcelain, circa 1880-1900 Object Reg. No: SH 950653

Summary:
This glazed ceramic cup, is part of a child's tea set. It was uncovered in an archaeological dig of the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003.

'When I was a child, we played in the street with hoops; we played hopscotch, and chasey, and cowboys and Indians, running right round the blocks and that. We even played marbles too.' (Marie Hayes, born and raised in Little Lon between 1920 and 1940).

To the children who lived there, Little Lon was home. The streets and lanes were their playground - for tossing knucklebones, flicking marbles or chasing over the cobblestones. Their chants and laughter were part of the sounds of Little Lon.
Description:
This small porcelain cup has been moulded, glazed and fired. It has one handle and a large crack.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 1995
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2.80 cm (Height), 3.00 cm (Width), 3.00 cm (Length)

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Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Place Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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