Physical Description

One fragment from the neck and shoulder of an unidentified stoneware bottle, possibly an ink bottle, with cream Bristol glaze. The date range of manufacture is circa 1835 to circa mid 20th century.

Physical Description

One fragment from the neck and shoulder of an unidentified stoneware bottle, possibly an ink bottle, with cream 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

    Clerical

  • Specific Activity

    Bottle

  • Decoration

    Bristol Glazed

  • Colour

    Cream

  • Classification

    Historical archaeology, Unidentified, Bottle

  • 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