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Continental European hard paste porcelain toy saucer. 6.5cm (diam) - from 18BC27.

Site: 18BC27 Federal Reserve Site

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.