Ceramic fragment excavated at Fort Crown Point

Object Number: 
INV.5781.7
Date: 
1730-1783
Medium: 
Ceramic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 1 1/4 x 1/4 in. ( 6 x 3.2 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Ceramic fragment excavated at Fort Crown Point, a fort at Lake Champlain in New York; red earthenware rim fragment with clear lead glaze.
Gallery Label: 
This ceramic fragment was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee on June 1st, 1935 at Crown Point, a fort on Lake Champlain in New York. Built by the French and called Fort St. Frederic, the fort was desroyed in 1759 in anticipation of its capture by General Amherst. Rebuilt as Crown Point, the fort was captured on May 11, 1775 by the Green Mountain Boys, and recaptured in June, 1777 by General Burgoyne. The fragment is probably from a plate or bowl, and was probably made in England.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group