Porcelain fragments (6) excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.481-486
Date: 
1740-1783
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
largest: 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 4.4 x 2.9 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Porcelain fragments excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; underglazed blue hand-painted motifs; two base fragments and one rim with Chinese figures; body fragment with pagoda and red floral decoration; base fragment with figures rowing boats.
Gallery Label: 
These fragments were excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others before the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918, at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, between Seaman and Payson Avenues, and at 204th Street in Washington Heights. They were stored with the Reginald Bolton Collection in the Jumel Mansion, at 160th Street and Edgecomb Avenue. Two of the fragments are from teacups (485-6), and were owned by officers, or obtained from local civilians.
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