Gourd

A gourd used during the French Regime period that could be carried over the shoulder.

  • Accession Number 2020.30.25
  • Date 1750 c
  • Materials ceramics
  • Measurements 17,2 x 11 cm
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Historical context

People have always needed to carry water to quench their thirst. In France, white earthenware gourds with blue decoration appeared as early as the end of the 17th century. They were manufactured in various pottery centers, including Rouen, Angoulême and Nevers. However, only one archaeological site in North America, the Trudeau site in Louisiana (USA), reveals examples of such gourds.

This undecorated gourd is representative of th...

  • Accession Number 2020.30.25
  • Date 1750 c
  • Materials ceramics
  • Measurements 17,2 x 11 cm
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection,2020.030.025
Photo by DMatthieu Arseneault

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