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Delftware fragment excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.512
Date: 
1740-1783
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 1 1/8 x 1/8 in. ( 4.1 x 2.9 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Delftware fragment excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; white glaze with manganese and cobalt decoration.
Gallery Label: 
This fragment was 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. It was stored with the Reginald Bolton Collection in the Morris-Jumel Mansion, at 160th Street and Edgecomb Avenue. It was owned by soldiers, by a member of a soldier's family or by another civilian in the camp, or was obtained from local residents.
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