Lafleur House - Ceramics
This sample of ceramic sherds typifies what one might find on a late nineteenth century homestead. Specimens of refined white earthenware bear sponged, painted, and transfer-print designs, while the more durable white ironstone-ware features embossed decorative elements or copper lustre highlights. A child's teacup and several pieces of crockery round out the collection. Almost all would have been of English manufacture.
Collection: Lafleur House and Summer Kitchen
Period: Late 19th Century
Ceramic tableware fragment. The basal fragment of a white ironstone teacup or small bowl bears a partial maker's mark. It appears to be a garter-type mark and bears the name "Ironstone," a type of ware. Most ceramics of this type were produced in England and imported into Canada.