Underglaze Painted Pearlware Bowl Rim and Body Sherd

(ca. 1795 - ca. 1815)

One pearlware bowl rim and body sherd. The exterior surface is decorated with an underglaze floral design in polychrome colors, including green and brown. There also is a brown line below the exterior rim. The bowl diameter is approximately 5 1/2 inches. There is some discoloration on the glaze and paste, which may be from burning or a privy. Possibly burned during the Great Fire of 1835 in New York City.

7 Hanover Square

Manhattan, 7 Hanover Square

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