Yellow ware mug, Portland, ca. 1850

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

An old privy that was excavated at 47 Brown Street in Portland, revealed fragments from a number of ceramic items, which probably were discarded in the structure .

Yellow ware was manufactured from 1830-1940; the privy fragments most likely were made in Derbyshire, England, between 1830 and 1860.

The mug has a mocha decoration, which was in use from the 1790s until 1939.

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About This Item

  • Title: Yellow ware mug, Portland, ca. 1850
  • Creation Date: circa 1850
  • Subject Date: circa 1850
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Earthenware
  • Local Code: 2011.359 #34
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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