Physical Description

Two conjoining pieces of white-glazed earthenware from the rim of a plate with unidentified moulded design that is typical of 'White Granite'. Manufactured between the 1840s and circa 1930.

Physical Description

Two conjoining pieces of white-glazed earthenware from the rim of a plate with unidentified moulded design that is typical of 'White Granite'. Manufactured between the 1840s and circa 1930.

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

    1840s-c 1930

  • Context Number

    G12/15/16/032

  • Site

    Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt

  • Distinguishing Marks

    Between 1850 and 1870, white granite represented the largest single proportion of ceramics exported to the USA from Staffordshire.

  • Activity

    Food service

  • Specific Activity

    Plate

  • Decoration

    Glaze

  • Colour

    White

  • Moulding

    Unidentified

  • Classification

    Historical archaeology, Food service, Plate

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Archaeology - Historical

  • Type of item

    Object

  • References

    Miller 1991: 10; 1993: 4; Miller et al 2000: 10; Poplar Forest 1996: 23; Brooks 2005: 26; Ewins 1997: 48
    [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, 10 Pages
    [Article - Journal] Miller, George L. 1993. A User's Guide to Ceramic Assemblages: Part Four. Some Thoughts on Classification of White Earthenwares. Newsletter of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology. 26: 4-7., 1993, 4 Pages
    [Article - Journal] Miller, George L., et al. Telling Time for Archaeologists. Newsletter of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology. 29: 1-22., 2000, 10 Pages
    [Book] 1996. Poplar Forest Archaeology Lab and Field Manual., 1996, 23 Pages
    [Book] Brooks, Alasdair. 2005. An Archaeological Guide to British Ceramics in Australia, 1788-1901., 2005, 26 Pages
    [Book] Ewins, Neil. 1997. 'Supplying the Present Wants of our Yankee Cousins...': Staffordshire Ceramics and the American Market 1775-1880., 1997, 48 Pages

  • Keywords

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