Fine English ware from the 19th century at the Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal

Author(s): Delphine Léouffre

Year: 2014


Located at Pointe-à-Callière in Montréal, the site hosting the University of Montréal field school for the past decade has delivered a vast collection of Fine English ware from its 19th century occupations. The deposits are very well stratified for this period and offer the possibility to confront our established chrono-typologies. However, because of the site’s spatial organisation it is very difficult to assign this collection to a specific occupation. Instead we decided to treat it as a sample of what was available in the heart of the old port of Montréal as the city developed into the cosmopolitan metropolis it would become. The ceramics have been analysed from a decor/pattern point of view, with an approach that considers the relation between producers, retailers and consumers at a time when Fine English ceramics revolutionized the market and usage while acquiring a new social role.

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Fine English ware from the 19th century at the Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal. Delphine Léouffre. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437227)

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PaperId(s): SYM-67,11