NEW YORK (AP) — Recently unearthed examples of Colonial American pottery will be unveiled to the public at the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair this week.
The 18th century pottery was found buried in a shaft in Philadelphia’s Old City — discovered during excavation on the grounds of the city’s new Museum of the American Revolution. The New York Times reports that 10 pieces of slipware pottery will be on display Thursday in a show called “Buried Treasure: New Discoveries in Philadelphia Slipware from the Collection of the Museum of the American Revolution.”
Slipware pottery is distinguished by liquid clay applied directly to it as decoration. Archaeologist Alban Horry says the pottery discovered in Philadelphia shares similarities with French pottery from the 17th century.
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