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Jug - Pottery, Cream, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850366

Summary:
Pottery jug used in the kitchen or dining room of a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1900
Description:
Large, cream, thick pottery jug used for serving milk or water. Has a slightly protruding round base with ridge above it, straight sides, sloping slightly inward toward the top, pointed pouring lip and broad, concave ridge around the rim. Has half heart-shape, loop-style handle with crude scroll at top.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.00 cm (Height), 18.00 cm (Width), 23.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: crockery, diet nutrition, psychiatric hospitals, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Institutions of the Past, Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Dining in Victorian Mental Health Institutions
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: food & drink consumption
Inscriptions: Printed on base: VG
Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1900

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