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

Object Number: 
INV.5924.487-492
Date: 
1740-1783
Medium: 
Stoneware
Dimensions: 
largest: 1 1/4 x 1 x 1/4 in. ( 3.2 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Stoneware fragments excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan; two grey salt-glazed body fragments, one with cobalt decoration; white salt-glazed rim, base, and two body fragments; one body fragment has a cobalt band.
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 by another civilian in camp, or were 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