C is for Christmas Trees and Lights

Memoirs of a Teapot aims to share what objects tell us about the past. So tune in for a new series discussing different historical objects from A-Z! Each post will include either the personal story of a specific artefact or a historical background of an object type. Feel free to comment with object suggestions. C…

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Historical Object Series: B is for Brooch

Memoirs of a Teapot aims to share what objects tell us about the past. So tune in for a new series discussing different historical objects from A-Z! Each post will include either the personal story of a specific artefact or a historical background of an object type. Feel free to comment with object suggestions. B…

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Silver-Plate Butter Dish

A Butter Dish This object is silver-plated and has a revolving domed lid turned by two ornate handles on either side. It is engraved with a flower pattern and has a glass dish under the lid where you would place butter. This object has been passed down through generations of an Australian family who currently…

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Wade’s Rubytone Tea Set

Ever since An Ornament’s Story, I have planned to do a post on the Rubytone tea set owned by one of my family members and mentioned in the article. But sometimes, information can be incredibly hard to come by! So while I haven’t filled in all the gaps about the set that I’d like to,…

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Pompeii Rescue: Object Highlights

Pompeii Rescue: Navy, Empire, Catastrophe is currently on at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour. It is a relatively small exhibition with internationally sourced objects from the National Archaeological Museum of Naples as well as the Pompeii and Herculaneum Excavations. This exhibition is not all about Pompeii and Herculaneum. The opening 3D film…

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Objects in Articles – June Edition

Welcome to Objects in Articles June Edition! This month, I’ve found five articles which all have a farily archaeological focus. Objects include 17th century clothing, coin hoards, castles built by crusading knights, Roman slingshots, and fakes and forgeries from the ancient and medieval worlds. Hope there’s something in there to take your fancy! Clothing from…

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