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Teapot (19)

Object Number: 
1947.535a-t
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 5 in. ( 16.5 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Earthenware teapot; creamware pot with drum-shaped body; sprigged handle terminii with beading on edges; beading at shoulder; lid with sprigged flower at top and beading on edge.
Gallery Label: 
This teapot was excavated in 1913 by Reginald P. Bolton and others in Hut 17 at a military camp between 192nd and Arden Streets in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Built after the surrender of Fort Washington by American forces on November 16, 1776, the camp was occupied by British and Hessian troops until evacuation in 1783. The teapot may have been owned by an officer or camp follower.
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