Buddha statuette

Buddha statuette

Small ceramic meditating Buddha statuette with the base broken off. Possibly of foreign manufacture.
Cowrie shells

Cowrie shells

A large and a small cowrie shell. They may have been sold as souvenirs in shops on the seafront.
Toy ceramic chicken whistle

Toy ceramic chicken whistle

Treacle-glazed ceramic chicken whistle, made in a two-piece mould. There is a circular hole moulded in the chicken’s back, The tail is missing but would have had a hole to blow into.
Toy terra cotta whistle

Toy terra cotta whistle

Toy terra cotta whistle, moulded as a girl in continental European dress (missing her head and left arm). This view shows the air vent in the underside.
Toy terra cotta whistle

Toy terra cotta whistle

Toy terra cotta whistle, moulded in the form of a girl in continental European dress. Her head and left arm are missing.
Household rubbish 1870s

Household rubbish 1870s

An assemblage of household rubbish discarded in the 1870s at Brockdish rectory. Top left (from left to right): clinker, oyster shells, small bones, green glass German mineral water bottle fragments and aqua glass English wine/ ale bottle fragments, ‘black’...
Birds Ornament

Birds Ornament

Plain white ceramic ornament – part of a larger object – comprising three birds on a branch, possibly parrots. Found amid ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s.
Dolls’ House Tureen

Dolls’ House Tureen

Dolls’ house tureen, decorated with a blue band and thinner bands of gold, with scrolled handles, The lid is missing. Found amid ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s.
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.
Large Doll’s Leg (Side View)

Large Doll’s Leg (Side View)

Large doll’s leg, with orange/ yellow boot and brown ribbon at the knee. The doll would have had a fabric body to which her ceramic limbs and head were attached. Found amid ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s.
Large Doll’s Leg

Large Doll’s Leg

Large doll’s leg, with orange/ yellow boot and brown ribbon at the knee. The doll would have had a fabric body to which her ceramic limbs and head were attached. Found amid ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s.
Lion Tureen Lid Knob

Lion Tureen Lid Knob

Knob/ handle from the top of a tureen lid, in the shape of a lion (poorly cast). From ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s.
Doll’s Arm

Doll’s Arm

Doll’s arm, with some damage to the finger tips. Found amid ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s.
Clown Ornament

Clown Ornament

Ornament of a boy dressed as a clown. The base is broken off. Found amid ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s.
Dolls’ House Ewer

Dolls’ House Ewer

Mouded ewer (washstand jug) for a dolls’ house, with rib and dot design. Undamaged. Found amid domestic ash and refuse of the 1890s.
Female Statuette

Female Statuette

Broken statuette or ornament involving a woman or girl leaning over/ into an object, perhaps a large vessel. She wears a pink top, blue sash, white socks, blue shoes and a skirt decorated with flowers in green and red. Her legs are coloured in light flesh tones. The...
Pug Ornament

Pug Ornament

Small white ceramic pug ornament, with possible traces of brown/ red colouring. The pug is wearing a collar with three bells. The feet and base of the ornament are missing. Found amid London rubbish dumped on the Essex marshes.
Faith, Hope and Charity Statuette

Faith, Hope and Charity Statuette

Plain white ceramic religious ornament involving three women/ angels carrying a cross, an anchor and a heart, these figure representing faith, hope and charity respectively. The base is damaged. Found amid ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s.
Spaniel Statuette

Spaniel Statuette

Damaged statuette of a spaniel, with rudimentary colouring applied. From ash and domestic refuse, 1890s.
Boy Statuette

Boy Statuette

Headless ceramic statuette of a boy in a shaggy fleece-like garment surmounting a tunic and waistcoat, with breeches and boots, standing against a brick wall. He is holding a spoon. He may be a character from a nursery rhyme such as Little Jack Horner, Little Tommy...
Miniature Pot

Miniature Pot

Miniature pot, decorated with red bands, and missing lid. With clay pipe bowl to show scale.
Children’s Cups and Toys

Children’s Cups and Toys

Childhood objects from labourers’ rubbish in Kent. Top: nursery rhyme mugs with verses from The House that Jack Built. Green and Brown transfer-print, pearlware, Staffordshire, c. 1840? Centre: alphabet mugs and a tiny doll, with part of a doll’s plate and...