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Jug - Pottery, VG, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850367

Summary:
Large cream pottery jug used in psychiatric hospital in Victoria Australia.
Description:
Large cream, thick pottery jug for serving milk or water. Has slightly protruding round base with ridge just above it, straight sides, sloping slightly inward to the top, pointed pouring lip and broad, concave ridge around rim. Has half heart-shaped, loop-style handle with rounded, rather lumpy point at the top. Produced for the Government of Victoria and used in psychiatric institutions.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 18.50 cm (Height), 17.00 cm (Width), 22.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, pottery, crockery, 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
Inscriptions: VG printed in black on base.
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, Circa 1900

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