Physical Description

One base and rim fragment of an earthenware children's plate. Has a moulded floral design around the rim and a dark green transfer printed pattern that includes 'OUR EARLY…' Moralising china for children was manufactured from circa 1818.

Physical Description

One base and rim fragment of an earthenware children's plate. Has a moulded floral design around the rim and a dark green transfer printed pattern that includes 'OUR EARLY…' Moralising china for children was manufactured from circa 1818.

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 1818-c 1900

  • Context Number

    G12/9/13/011

  • Site

    Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt

  • Distinguishing Marks

    Flick states that moralising china for children was manufactured between circa 1800 and the 1870s, while Klose and Malan say it was produced after circa 1820. Date (begin) is based on Samford's study of 3250 vessels for the introduction of different colours of transfer prints and should be considered an estimate only.

  • Activity

    Food service

  • Specific Activity

    Plate

  • Decoration

    Transfer print

  • Colour

    Dark green

  • Moulding

    Floral

  • Classification

    Historical archaeology, Food service, Plate

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Archaeology - Historical

  • Type of item

    Object

  • References

    Flick 1985: 23; Klose and Malan 2000:56 ; Samford 1997: 20
    [Book] Flick, Pauline. 1985. Old Toys., 1985, 23 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, 56 Pages
    [Article - Journal] Samford, Patricia. 1997. Response to Market: Dating English Underglaze Transfer-Printed Wares. Historical Archaeology. 31 (2), 1997, 20 Pages

  • Keywords

    Archaeology, Eating & Dining, Royal Exhibition Building, World Heritage