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Ceramic Shard - Decahedral Decorative Pattern, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: SH 923058

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.
White ceramic shard with purple decahedral design on top. Shard is vaguely round in shape as, on the bottom, the round base remains substantially intact. Much of the glaze is chipped, revealing the bone-coloured cross section under- neath.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Caloola Training Centre
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 7.00 cm (Height), 2.00 cm (Width), 6.40 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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