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Porcelain toy cup with broken handle. 18BC80

Site: 18BC80  Privy 19A01

Context: Brick lined privy, Lot 137. Privy associated either with African-American or German immigrant neighborhood.

Site Date Range: Late 19th to early 20th century 

Materials: Continental European hard paste porcelain

Dimensions: 1.5” height, 1.6” rim diameter

Description: Porcelain toy cup.

History: When the manufacture of Continental European hard paste porcelain became widespread in the 19th century, factories began producing toy tea sets and doll accessories (Small Talk 2015). Tea sets became especially popular in the second half of the century, but it is very difficult to attribute these pieces to particular manufacturers.