Physical Description

Four conjoining fragments of porcelain saucer rim. The decoration is light blue applied rose and thistle sprig. The manufacture date range is circa 1820 to the late 19th century.

Physical Description

Four conjoining fragments of porcelain saucer rim. The decoration is light blue applied rose and thistle sprig. The manufacture date range is circa 1820 to the late 19th century. Porcelain is of a low quality.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt Collection

  • Acquisition Information

    Transfer from Godden Mackay Logan Heritage Consultants (GML), Department of Archaeology, La Trobe University, Australia Gallery, History & Technology Department, Museum Victoria, 20/11/2009

  • Manufacture Date

    c 1820-c 1900

  • Context Number

    G11/4/8/001

  • Site

    Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt

  • Distinguishing Marks

    Date range based on Brooks' dates for appearance on British sites. Klose and Malan state that this waretype (often called 'Chelsea Sprig') was popular on bone china tea wares in the second quarter of the 19th century. Although commonly found on 19th century archaeological sites, the location and name of the manufacturer(s) of this style of decoration is unknown.

  • Activity

    Food service

  • Specific Activity

    Tea consumption

  • Decoration

    Applied Sprig

  • Colour

    Blue

  • Moulding

    Rose and Thistle

  • Classification

    Historical archaeology, Food service, Tea consumption

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Archaeology - Historical

  • Type of item

    Object

  • References

    Brooks 2005: 42; Klose and Malan 2000: 54