Lost and Found

After weeks of research the question remains… who owned the oriental porcelain found on Mincing Lane? By examining the designs on the porcelain pieces, we estimated that the crockery was produced between 1730 and 1760. Could the crockery have belonged to a wealthy merchant who resided on the lane after the Great Fire? Or a … More Lost and Found

Phase Two: Documentary – From Nunnery to Slavery

After searching high and low for imported Chinese porcelain in the archives at MOLA, Will, Emma and I set out to conduct independent research into the archaeology sites where the porcelain were recovered. I began research on the site referred to as FER97, which stretched from 26 to 38 Fenchurch Street. Researching the past of … More Phase Two: Documentary – From Nunnery to Slavery

Chinese Porcelain: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

After four week on this project, Will, Emma and I (Roshni) have become quite adept at identifying the vast range of Chinese porcelain that was on the market in London during the seventeenth and eighteenth century. During our first day at MOLA, Jacqui Pearce, a senior finds specialist, introduced us to the wonderful world of … More Chinese Porcelain: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly