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

Object Number: 
INV.5924.495-500
Date: 
1740-1783
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
largest: 1 x 3/8 in. ( 2.5 x 1 cm )
Description: 
Delftware fragments excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; two body fragments with manganese decoration; one body and one brim fragment with blue floral decoration; one body and one base fragment with red, yellow, and green floral decoration.
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. They were owned by soldiers, by a member of a soldier's family, or were obtained from civilians. The brim fragment was part of a plate.
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