Context: Feature 43, Lot 411, cellar filled in the early 20th century, probably Aged Men’s and Women’s Home of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Site Date Range: c. 1770-1930
Materials: Continental European hard paste porcelain
Dimensions: 3.75cm x 1.5cm
Description: Porcelain soap dish for a doll
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.