Ceramic sherd

Production date
Pre 1790
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Creamware sherd conjoins with - MA8546.3, MA8551.6, MA8546.4, MA8546.8, MA8546.7, MA8546.6, MA8546.5
Plate 3 - packed and labelled as such at this location.
Classification
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food & Drink Consumption Crockery plate
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Measurements
L110 x W75mm
Media/Materials description
Ceramic
History and use
In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland. The wreck was discovered in 1977, and between 1983 and 1999 excavations conducted by Queensland Museum archaeologists and colleagues recovered many artefacts.

Royal pattern creamware, such as this was, in common use in middle class dining rooms of 18th century Britain. This fragment of plate is part of a cream ware crockery dinner service used by the officers of the Pandora, and was recovered in two pieces, subsequently being conjoined with MA8546.6, prior to going on display

This fragment of plate was recovered from the wreck of HMS Pandora, and would probably have been used either in the Captain’s Cabin or the wardroom – which was used by the commissioned officers for dining or recreation.
Registration number
MA8546.5

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