Asian Export Porcelain at the New York City Archaeological Repository

Author(s): Sarah Kautz

Year: 2016

Summary

This paper explores how a detailed analysis of Asian export porcelain at the New York City Archaeological Repository may enrich our understanding of the city's archaeology.  For example, dates based on stylistic and technical characteristics of Asian export porcelain may refine the dating of archaeological contexts based on other lines of evidence.  New York City's development as a global entrepot may also be further elucidated by identifying and comparing the points of origin and maritime shipping routes for different varieties of export porcelain within the collections.  Moreover, analysis of material from archaeological contexts may also complement and expand the superb research of decorative art specialists on the changing role of Asian export porcelain in the social and commercial lives of New Yorkers.

Cite this Record

Asian Export Porcelain at the New York City Archaeological Repository. Sarah Kautz. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434632)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 541