Monday, July 20, 2009

Dutch Delft in America

Most delft from Colonial American archaeological sites is of English origin, at least after 1660. A recent discovery of several large Dutch punchbowls from the site of Rosewell in Gloucester, Virginia has now provided definitive proof of this material being used in the Chesapeake region in the 1690-1710 period.

An example of a Dutch dish with similar painting to the punchbowl fragments illustrated above.

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