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Delftware tile fragment excavated at the Blue Bell Tavern

Object Number: 
INV.6048.1
Date: 
1750-1783
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm )
Marks: 
painted: (1), on front: "MAT. 25. 15"
Description: 
Earthenware tile fragment; white-glazed delftware with a blue hand-painted inscription and design of a man kneeling; rectangular.
Gallery Label: 
This tile fragment was excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others at the Blue Bell Tavern, a Colonial tavern at 181st Street near Broadway.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group