Physical Description

One fragment of an earthenware vessel, possibly a jug or bowl. The decoration is a yellow glaze with six thin raised bands of white. This style of decoration is commonly found on pieces of mocha ware.

Physical Description

One fragment of an earthenware vessel, possibly a jug or bowl. The decoration is a yellow glaze with six thin raised bands of white. This style of decoration is commonly found on pieces of mocha ware.

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 1795- c1900

  • Context Number

    G12/9/13/011

  • Site

    Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt

  • Distinguishing Marks

    Yellow glaze with raised white bands is commonly found on mocha ware items. These date from circa 1795 and were common through the second half of the 19th century.

  • Activity

    Food service

  • Specific Activity

    jug

  • Decoration

    Glaze

  • Colour

    White and Yellow

  • Classification

    Historical archaeology, Food service, Jug

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Archaeology - Historical

  • Type of item

    Object

  • References

    Rickard 1993: 184-5; Poplar Forest 1996: 23; Miller et al 2000: 12; Sussman 1997: 48
    [Article - Journal] Rickard, J. Mocha Ware: Slip-Decorated Refined Earthenware. The Magazine Antiques. 144 (2): 182-189., 1993, 184-185 Pages
    [Book] 1996. Poplar Forest Archaeology Lab and Field Manual., 1996, 23 Pages
    [Article - Journal] Miller, George L., et al. Telling Time for Archaeologists. Newsletter of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology. 29: 1-22., 2000, 12 Pages
    [Book] Sussman, Lynne. 1997. Mocha, Banded, Cat's Eye and Other Factory-Made Slipware., 1997, 48 Pages

  • Keywords

    Archaeology, Royal Exhibition Building, World Heritage