Fragments of tureen (14) excavated at Fort Washington

Fragments of tureen (14) excavated at Fort Washington
Title
Fragments of tureen (14) excavated at Fort Washington
Date 
1760-1783
Medium 
Porcelain
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 x 10 in. ( 7.6 x 25.4 cm )
Description 
Porcelain tureen fragments; underglazed blue decoration on exterior and diaper design at base; twelve base and two body fragments.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution
Object Number 
1947.572a-n
Gallery Label 
These tureen fragments were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse deposit outside the south ramparts of Fort Washington. Built by the Continental Army in the summer of 1776, the fort extended west along 183rd Street between Fort Washington and Pinehurst Avenues. The fort was captured by British and Hessian forces on November 16, 1776, and was occupied by them until 1783.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group