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French Plate Fragment
This French tin-enameled plate fragment was found in a pit located south of the eastern bastion. The large proportion of French pottery in this area suggests that it may have been the house of a French trader. When Los Adaes was closed down in 1773, three French traders and their wives remained at the settlement. Lead-glazed French pottery has also been recovered from Los Adaes, but in much smaller quantities than tin-enameled French wares. The tin-enameled wares were the more expensive wares. The maximum dimension of the plate fragment is 23.4 cm.
Photo credit: Don Sepulvado
Source: Williamson Museum, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana