Bowl, Pot, and Pipe

Bowl, Pot, and Pipe (HMBDN)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 12.072', W 76° 44.923'

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By 1640, Jamestown potters were making thick-walled jugs, bowls, and pots for everyday use. Symmetrical design and an occasional slip-coat of color show that skilled artisans were at work. The local ware fired red, due to the iron-rich Tidewater clay. Jamestown kilns produced earthenware objects of unglazed clay, as well as of lead-glazed clay.

The colonists also made hand-modeled tobacco pipes. These home-made red pipes avoided the King's duty on white pipes from England.
Placed ByColonial National Historic Park
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 10:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 344810 N 4118624
Decimal Degrees37.20120000, -76.74871667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.072', W 76° 44.923'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 4.32" N, 76° 44' 55.38" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1670 Unnamed Road, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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