Summary

The first known advertisement for this form of decoration in North America occurs in the Montreal Gazette, 10 April 1844, where it is described as 'the new…FLOWING STONEWARE'. Main periods of popularity are 1840s, 1850s and 1890 to circa 1904.

Physical Description

One earthenware fragment from an unidentified item. Has a moulded design (probably leaves and flowers) and is blue flow ware. Manufacture date after circa 1835.

Physical Description

One earthenware fragment from an unidentified item. Has a moulded design (probably leaves and flowers) and is blue flow ware. Manufacture date after circa 1835.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Historical Archaeology, Public Life & Institutions

  • 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

    G12/8/018

  • Site

    Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt

  • Activity

    Unidentified

  • Specific Activity

    Unidentified

  • Decoration

    Flow ware

  • Colour

    Blue

  • Moulding

    Unidentified

  • Classification

    Historical archaeology, Unidentified, Unidentified

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Archaeology - Historical

  • Type of item

    Object

  • References

    Klose and Malan 2000: 56; Miller 1974: 201; Miller 1991: 9; Poplar Forest 1996: 3; Samford 1997: 24; Snyder 1997: 7
    [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, 56 Pages
    [Article - Journal] Miller, George L. 1974. A Tenant Farmer's Tableware: Nineteenth-Century Ceramics from Tabb's Purchase. Maryland Historical Magazine. 69: 197-210., 1974, 201 Pages
    [Article - Journal] Miller, George L. A Revised Set of CC Index Values for Classification and Economic Scaling of English Ceramics from 1787 to 1880. Historical Archaeology. 25 (1): 1-25., 1991, 9 Pages
    [Book] 1996. Poplar Forest Archaeology Lab and Field Manual., 1996, 3 Pages
    [Article - Journal] Samford, Patricia. 1997. Response to Market: Dating English Underglaze Transfer-Printed Wares. Historical Archaeology. 31 (2), 1997, 24 Pages
    [Book] Snyder, Jeffrey. 1997. Romantic Staffordshire Ceramics., 1997, 7 Pages

  • Keywords

    Archaeology, Royal Exhibition Building, World Heritage