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Tea bowl (4) excavated at Fort Washington

Object Number: 
1947.528a-d
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Stoneware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 4 in. ( 3.8 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Stoneware tea bowl; gray salt-glazed.
Gallery Label: 
This tea bowl was excavated in 1922 by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse pit outside the south ramparts of Fort Washington. Built by the Continental Army in the summer of 1776, the fort extended west along 183rd Street from Fort Washington Avenue to Pinehurst Avenue. The fort was captured on November 16, 1776 by British and Hessian forces, and was occupied by them until evacuation in 1783. The tea bowl belonged to a soldier or to a member of a soldier's family.
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