This ceramic figurine of a child with a dog was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It has been reconstructed form 10 fragments.

Numerous crockery pieces were found all over the Little Lon site. Crockery gives us a glimpse of everyday life in Melbourne in the 1880s. In the houses around Little Lon, residents used decorated crockery. Most pieces were cheap earthenware or stoneware, yet provided colour and cheer. Only a few could afford to buy matching sets, and most china was probably acquired second-hand. Some were once expensive pieces. Householders mixed and matched their crockery from the great range of mass-produced designs available. 'Blue and white' and the 'willow' pattern, was the most popular choice and was produced by English potteries from 1790.

Physical Description

This is a small porcelain figurine of small child sitting on a large dog. It has bee hand painted over glaze, the dog is orangey-red, the child has brown hair and wears a rink top with a green jacket and yellow pants. The top half is complete and the side is broken.

Physical Description

Porcelain figurine of small child sitting on a large orange-red dog. Broken into 10 pieces. Coloured orange, red, mauve/pink, green, yellow and white. Top half complete, side broken. Hand painted, over glaze. Staffordshire.

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