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Ceramic Shard - Blue Floral Pattern, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: SH 923203

A ceramic shard found under floorboards of one of the oldest buildings (1880s) at Caloola Training Centre, Sunbury, Victoria, Australia. It was a psychiatric hospital. Crockery of this type would have been used by staff rather than the patients.
Ceramic shard with blue and pale blue Chinese flower glaze. Bottom has very pale blue glze and raised rim on which the plate would have stood. Cross section of white ceramic. Part of a plate or dish.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Caloola Training Centre
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 1.00 cm (Height), 4.00 cm (Width), 4.90 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: archaeology, crockery, psychiatric hospitals, making history - psych services, pottery
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: food & drink consumption
Place & Date Used: Caloola Training Centre, Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880

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