This ceramic rice bowl was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It is of Chinese 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 the base and body fragment of a Chinese rice bowl. It has a celadon glaze and a manufacturer's mark on the base in blue underglaze.

Physical Description

Base and body fragment of a Chinese rice bowl. Manufacturers mark on base in blue underglaze. Pale celadon glaze on bowl. Chinese

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