Site: 18BC80 Privy 19A01
Context: Brick lined privy, Lot 98. 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: 4.0” rim diameter
Description: Porcelain plate sized for small child. Molded rim with double leaf motif.
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.