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Toy - Sugar Bowl, Porcelain, circa 1880-1900 Object Reg. No: SH 950654

This glazed ceramic sugar bowl, is part of a child's tea set. It was uncovered in an archaeological dig at 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.
This porcelain sugar bowl has been moulded, glazed and fired. It has two decorative handles.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 1995
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2.00 cm (Height), 2.10 cm (Width), 3.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: making history - little lonsdale street
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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