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Object Number: 
INV.6100.433a-k
Date: 
1760-1783
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
largest: 7/8 x 5 1/2 in. ( 2.2 x 14 cm )
Description: 
Earthenware plate; white-glazed delftware with blue floral design on interior; six base, two body, and three rim fragments.
Gallery Label: 
These fragments were excavated by Reginald P. Bolton and others from a refuse deposit near military barracks that extended along Bennett Avenue between 181st and 182nd Streets. Built after the surrender of Fort Washington by American forces on November 16, 1776, the barracks were occupied by the British and Hessian garrisons of the fort until evacuation in 1783.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group