Earthenware jar

Production date
Pre 1790
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Earthenware jar; essence of spruce jar. Complete; leadglazed. .
Classification
CH classification FOOD TECHNOLOGY Brewing
Measurements
Ht 111, Base dia 81, O/dia lip 37 Bore Dia 25
Media/Materials description
Earthenware
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, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
This leadglazed earthenware jar was likely to have stored spruce essence. The Pandora's log (Adm/MS180) refers to 380 "pots of essence of spruce" received on board on 18 September 1790 while the vessel was off the New Stairs at Chatham, preparing for the South Pacific voyage.

HMS Pandora
Registration number
MA13

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