Red earthenware crock, circa 1750, from McDiarmid family.

Red earthenware crock, circa 1750, from McDiarmid family.

In July of 2012, Upper Canada Village was given a painted red earthenware crock that had belonged to the last surving members of a family that had lived in the McDiarmid log house now located at Upper Canada Village. Although a modest piece of household domestic ware, this item is the first artefact in the Village's collection known to have been used in the house when it was on its original location in Tayside, Ontario. The crock, according to family lore, was brough from Scotland and had been used to hold house plants. It has been decorated with applied ivy leaves (white earthenware) and a painted scene depicting a Scottish loch and stone keep.

The Crock is now (once again!) on display in the McDiarmid House at Upper Canada Village - providing a real physical link between the past and the present!

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ceramics
scotland
domestic
earthenware
crock