Fragment of Stuyvesant pear tree w/label

Fragment of Stuyvesant pear tree w/label
Title
Fragment of Stuyvesant pear tree w/label
Date 
1650-1750
Medium 
Wood, paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 12.7 x 3.8 x 1.3 cm )
Description 
Irregularly shaped fragment of wood with inscribed label affixed to one side.
Object Number 
INV.832
Marks 
written: in ink on label: "Piece of the Stuyvesant/ Pear Tree. Brought/ from Holland in 1647/ cut down in 1867."
Gallery Label 
According to the note affixed to this fragment, this fragment comes from the pear tree which was brought from Holland as a sapling by Peter Stuyvesant (1592-1672), the last director-general of New Netherland. The tree was planted at Stuyvesant's bouwery, or country estate, at what is now the northeast corner of Third Avenue and 13th Street. The tree stood until February, 1867, when a vehicle collided against it and sent it crashing to the ground.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group