This saltglazed ceramic bottle was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It would have been used to store liquid.

Food and eating.
Kitchen facilities in the homes of Little Lon were rudimentary. Few people had ovens or ice chests, so perishable foods were bought fresh daily. Most meals were fried or boiled over an open fire. Families with limited facilities would take their Sunday roasts to a nearby bakery for cooking. Even the poorest residents of Little Lon seem to have eaten a considerable amount of meat. Mutton, beef, rabbit and pork came from the Eastern Market in Bourke Street. Oysters and fish were sold from barrows in Flinders Street. Fresh fruit and vegetables were hawked on the streets by Chinese and Italian vendors.

Physical Description

This is a ceramic stoneware, saltglazed bottle. The lip is a separate piece and it is wheel made with striations present. There is no manufactures mark present.

Physical Description

Ceramic stoneware, saltglazed bottle. Lip is a seperate piece. Wheel made, striations present. No manufactures mark present. Used to store liquid.

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