This ceramic bowl was reconstructed from three fragments that were excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. The decoration on the inside face of the bowl suggests that it is of Scottish origin.

Uncovering past food practices.
Of all the archaeological material uncovered in the Little Lon excavations, the remnants of eating and drinking are the most numerous. Broken plates, bowls, cups and cutlery were thrown into rubbish piles with smashed jars that once held jam and pickles, and jugs that held water or cordial. Shells from oysters, abalone and coconuts were tossed in with bones from mutton, beef, rabbit and pork. Pips and seeds from fruit and vegetables were also added to the piles. These objects offer clues to the food consumed by residents of Little Lon, and are important in the rediscovery of a people, place and time long vanished.

Physical Description

This is a small bowl which has been reconstructed from three fragments. It has a blue and white underglaze floral transfer printed design on the inside and outside rim. Around the outside there is a pattern of shells and seaweed. The inside base design is scenic and depicts two figures in Scottish dress between thistles.

Physical Description

3 glued together fragments of a ceramic bowl. Blue & white underglaze floral transfer printed design on inside and outside rim, base design is scenic. Scene has 2 figures between thistles. Rim diameter 145mm, base diameter 73mm, height 75mm. Cream crazed glaze with blue pattern (partially smudged) with seaweed and shells on outside and inside rim. Scottish dress

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