MAS-D100229: MAS-D100229; Kent; Bowls; Image 1 of 3

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Unique ID: MAS-D100229

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

Four pieces of hand-decorated tableware. There are two bowls of 75 mm diameter and 55 mm high. The other two pieces are two pearly white plates with 122 mm diameter. They probably belong to the cargo or tableware of the wreck SS Strathclyde that sank in 1876 thereofre can be dated to the end of the 19th century. Any stamps or markings on the base of the tableware would give more inidcation as to the location and date of manufacture.


This items was found with three glass bottles (MAS-D100230), one stoneware bottle (MAS-D100231) and four stoneware ink bottles (MAS-D100232).

All of these items were recovered from the wreck of SS Strathclyde, a British trading steamship built in 1871 in Blackwood, Port Glasgow. The ship sank in 1876 off Dover whilst carrying 23 passengers and 47 crew for Bombay, following a collision with Franconia and resulting in the loss of 38 lives. NRHE and Kent HER reference numbers cited in this record refer to the wreck of SS Strathclyde.

Class: Container
Sub class: Food preparation and consumption

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum

Wreck details

Droit number: 291/18


Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1870
Date to: Circa AD 1786

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 4

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 17th September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robbie Trevelyan

Other reference numbers

NRHE monument number: 813607
Other reference: Kent HER: TR 33 NW 23
Droit ID: 291/18

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Decoration style: Floral
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR3438
Four figure Latitude: 51.09353995
Four figure longitude: 1.34042371
1:25K map: TR3438
1:10K map: TR33NW
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Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Diving
Discovery circumstances: Diving

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: MAS
Created: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Updated: Thursday 26th March 2020

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