Overall: 3/4 x 5 7/8 in. ( 1.9 x 14.9 cm )
Earthenware bowl excavated at West Point; buff-bodied earthenware with clear lead glaze and brown slip dots and lines; crimping on edge of rim.
This bowl was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from Fort Constitution, on Constitution Island in the Hudson River, opposite West Point. The fort was built in 1775 to establish American control of the Hudson River, and to prevent the division of the colonies that could result from British control of the river. The plate belonged to a soldier.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.