Physical Description

One fragment of a stoneware item, probably a container, with cream and light brown Bristol glaze. The date range of manufacture is circa 1835 to circa mid-20th century.

Physical Description

One fragment of a stoneware item, probably a container, with cream and light brown Bristol glaze. The date range of manufacture is circa 1835 to circa mid-20th century.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Public Life & Institutions, Historical Archaeology

  • 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 1835-c 1958

  • Context Number

    G12/13//

  • Site

    Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt

  • Distinguishing Marks

    Bristol glaze was invented by William Powell of Bristol and soon taken up by other manufacturers.

  • Activity

    Unidentified

  • Specific Activity

    Container

  • Decoration

    Bristol glaze

  • Colour

    Cream and light brown

  • Classification

    Historical archaeology, Unidentified, Container

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Archaeology - Historical

  • Type of item

    Object

  • References

    Poplar Forest 1996: 23; Arnold 1989: 13; Brooks 2005: 28; Joy 1989 C-5; Klose and Malan 2000: 54
    [Book] 1996. Poplar Forest Archaeology Lab and Field Manual., 1996, 23 Pages
    [Book] Arnold, Ken. 1989. Collecting Australian Found Stoneware., 1989, 13 Pages
    [Book] Brooks, Alasdair. 2005. An Archaeological Guide to British Ceramics in Australia, 1788-1901., 2005, 28 Pages
    [Article] Joy, D. 1989. Appendix C: Diagnostic Cultural Materials, Ceramics., 1989, 5 Pages
    [Article - Journal] Klose, J & Malan, A. The Ceramic Signature of the Cape in the Nineteenth Century, with Particular Reference to the Tenant Street Site, Cape Town. The South African Archaeological Bulletin. 55: 49-59., 2000, 54 Pages

  • Keywords

    Archaeology, Royal Exhibition Building, World Heritage