This is reconstructed ceramic rice wine bottle is made up of a group of 65 fragments that were excavated at one of the digs on the Commonwealth Block between 1988 and 2003. It is of Chinese origin.

Uncovering past food practices.
Of all the archaeological material uncovered in the Little Lon excavations, the remnants of eating and drinking are the most numerous. Broken plates, bowls, cups and cutlery were thrown into rubbish piles with smashed jars that once held jam and pickles, and jugs that held water or cordial. Shells from oysters, abalone and coconuts were tossed in with bones from mutton, beef, rabbit and pork. Pips and seeds from fruit and vegetables were also added to the piles. These objects offer clues to the food consumed by residents of Little Lon, and are important in the rediscovery of a people, place and time long vanished.

Physical Description

This reconstructed ceramic rice wine bottle has a dark brown glaze on the outside and brown slip on the inside. It has a small opening with a flared rim and a spherical body.

Physical Description

Description for Parent record: 65 pieces of Chinese rice wine flask. Dark brown glaze on the outside, brown slip on the inside. This has now been reconstituted and is perhaps 80% complete. Chinese

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