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Porcelain fragment excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.581
Date: 
1740-1783
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 3.2 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Porcelain fragment excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; rim fragment with hand-painted, underglazed brown floral design.
Gallery Label: 
This porcelain fragment was excavated in 1916 by Charles A. Maver on Payson Avenue near the corner of Academy Street, at the British camp on the Dyckman farm. The camp extended between Seaman and Payson Avenues and 204th Street in Washington Heights. The fragment was part of a teacup or bowl, and was owned by a British or Hessian soldier, by a member of a soldier's family, or by a civilian living or working in the camp.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group