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Fragments of tureen (14) excavated at Fort Washington

Object Number: 
1947.572a-n
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group