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Ceramic Shard - Blue Floral Pattern, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: SH 923057

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. Top has blue and white (possibly Chinese) flower glaze. Bottom has a plain white glaze. Fluted edge. Cross section is white ceramic.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Caloola Training Centre
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 93.00 cm (Height), 3.30 cm (Width), 5.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: archaeology, crockery, psychiatric hospitals, making history - psych services
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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