Physical Description

One earthenware fragment from a cup. Decoration is blue flow ware in an unidentified pattern. Manufacture date after circa 1835.

Physical Description

One earthenware fragment from a cup. Decoration is blue flow ware in an unidentified pattern. Manufacture date after circa 1835.

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

    E14//11 & 15

  • Site

    Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt

  • Distinguishing Marks

    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 and 1850s, and 1890 to circa 1904.

  • Activity

    Food service

  • Specific Activity

    Tea consumption

  • Decoration

    Flow ware

  • Colour

    Blue

  • Classification

    Historical archaeology, Food service, Tea consumption

  • 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 2000: 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

  • Keywords

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