Pastry plate with motto

Pastry plate with motto

Wedgwood plate, showing mother rolling pastry, and child carrying a pie, with animals and other designs in the margin. The word ‘pastry’ appears below the central image. Around the side is a motto: ‘Enough means health, more – disease’....
Plate fragment

Plate fragment

Fragment of a plate made by T. G. and F. Booth of Church Bank Pottery, Tunstall, Staffordshire, between 1883 and 1891, using one of their patterns called ‘Indian Ornament’
Blue china

Blue china

Various fragments of tableware with printed patterns or colouring in shades of blue.
Assorted glass and ceramic waste 1870s

Assorted glass and ceramic waste 1870s

Bottle glass, blue and white transfer-printed serving dishes, drinking glasses (fragmentary), broken ‘Hamilton’ bottles (bottom right corner), cut glass tumblers (above the ‘Hamiltons’), and a medicine bottle above them. All discarded at...
Assorted rubbish 1870s

Assorted rubbish 1870s

Assorted rubbish from the rectory, discarded in the 1870s. The reddish glazed pottery fragments, centre right, are from utilitarian mixing bowls made of local earthenware (redware) and finished with a lead glaze. This sort of ware was produced until the middle years...
Dolls’ Plate

Dolls’ Plate

Chipped plain white ceramic plate from a dolls’ house or dolls’ tea set. The underside is shown in the photo. Found amid ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s.
Serving Dish

Serving Dish

Part of a large serving dish, with transfer-printed light blue floral and scroll pattern. Discarded with old and worn crockery after the death of Mary Everett in 1908.
Lockhart’s Cocoa Rooms Plate

Lockhart’s Cocoa Rooms Plate

‘Cocoa rooms’ were the successor to ‘coffee palaces’, offering good, cheap refreshments; and the company Lockhart’s ran almost the┬áVictorian equivalent to a modern chain of coffee shops, with outlets across London. Plates, cups and mugs...
Small Plate

Small Plate

The rim of a small plate, transfer-printed in brown with assorted decoration.
Green Majolica Plates

Green Majolica Plates

Fragments of two moulded green majolica plates, for fruit/ dessert. c. 1860s/70s, decorated with strawberry plants, stippling and basketwork designs.
Crockery

Crockery

Assorted crockery from the rectory at Hempstead, including pottery and porcelain, some hand-painted, some transfer-printed, from the kitchen, dining room, bathroom and bedroom.