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Ceramic Shard - White with Decorative Relief, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: SH 923059

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. Flower design in relief near outer edge. Cross section of white ceramic. Top and bottom of plain white glaze.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Caloola Training Centre
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 5.40 cm (Height), 1.20 cm (Width), 6.90 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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