Plate sherd

C. J. Mason and Co.19th century

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Museum of Ontario Archaeology
London, Canada

This plate sherd was excavated by Archaeological Services Inc. in Toronto. The ceramic sherd is from a plate decorated with the “Mount Zion” pattern made by C. J. Mason and Co., a Staffordshire pottery company operating in England from the 1820s to the 1840s. C. J. Mason and Co. produced a series of biblical themed transferware patterns, each with a bible reference or quotation inscribed inside a tombstone maker’s mark on the base.


  • Title: Plate sherd
  • Creator: C. J. Mason and Co.
  • Date Created: 19th century
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Type: Vessel
  • Rights: Jessie Garland, Museum of Ontario Archaeology
  • Medium: White Earthenware with blue transfer print

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