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Strainer fragments excavated at a British Revolutionary War camp

Object Number: 
INV.5924.433a-c
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. ( 4.4 x 4.1 cm )
Description: 
Brass strainer fragments excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Gallery Label: 
This strainer was excavated by Reginald Pelham Bolton and others prior to or after 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 St. in Washington Heights. The strainer was probably part of a wine decanter and was the personal property of a British or Hessian officer, or was obtained from local civilians.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group