Tag: porcelain

From China to Historic MSU: A Not-So-Short History of Porcelain Part 1

From China to Historic MSU: A Not-So-Short History of Porcelain Part 1

While ceramics from the Early Period of Michigan State were primarily inexpensive, simple, and durable institutional wares, assemblages changed along with the campus.  One of the main changes to take place was the increased number of delicate and stylishly decorated serving dishes, some of them…

Mabel, Take a Bow: Piecing Together the Biography of a Doll

Mabel, Take a Bow: Piecing Together the Biography of a Doll

If you follow us on Twitter, read this post about 3D printing, or if you came to the Apparitions and Archaeology tour last fall, you may have heard about Mabel, the undisputed star of 2015 CAP excavations. During the excavation of the historic privy on…