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Red-bodied, black lead glazed holloware vessel.


Thin walled vessel with minimal limestone, quartz, and gravel inclusions. Bubbled, crude glaze on exterior mended portion. Measurements taken from largest mended portion.

Object Type

Has it Been Conserved?


Where Was It Found?

Project Site: House for Families [more details]


Coarse Earthenware



Manufacturing Technology

Wheel Thrown




Body, Rim


Country of Origin



35mm x 0mm x 60mm (W x H x L)

Illustration shows object in comparison to the size of a quarter


2.8 gram(s)

Object Number

1722207. COEW V.12

DAACS Number


Project: House for Families

The structure identified as the “House for Families” on the 1787 Vaughan plan likely housed the majority of the enslaved population living at the Mansion House Farm for much of the second half of the eighteenth century. The building was in existence from circa 1760 until it was demolished in late 1792 or early 1793. The archaeological evidence for the structure consisted of a brick-lined storage cellar (44FX762/40-47) measuring roughly six feet by six feet. Historically the cellar served as a handy trash receptacle once it ceased to be used for its original storage function, and through extensive excavation has yielded an extremely rich assemblage of household refuse. The analysis of these remains offers the opportunity to study important aspects of the daily lives of Mount Vernon's enslaved community.

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