This reconstructed saucer was excavated during on of the digs conducted at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003.

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 saucer has been reconstructed from five fragments, there is one piece missing. The well, face, shoulder, upper side flared rim edge, lower side, ball foot and base are present. It has a neutral glaze and has been decorated with a teal underglaze transfer print in a snowflake pattern. The well has a snow crystal on it, while the sides and rim have a floral and geometric pattern.

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