Bowl - ROM2018_16198_8

ROM2018_16198_8

Bowl

Maker: Unidentified maker, likely from the Department of Mines
Medium:Ceramic
Geography: Port Dover, Ontario, Canada
Date: early 20th century
Dimensions:
5.2 (height) x 8.0 (rim diameter) cm
Object number: 923.42.8
Not on view
DescriptionThis bowl, made of clay gathered from Port Dover, Ontario, is part of a set of 21 ceramics likely made by someone (or some people) working at the Department of Mines. The set was donated to the museum in the 1920s. Several other bowls in the set share this shape, suggesting they were created by the same person. The pieces were likely made either as tests for local potters, or as a wider initiative to explore the viability of ceramic industries in Canada.
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