L. Madison Washburn
Toy Story

Ceramics in America 2003

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    Fragment of a two-part intaglio mold and an impression of a toy soldier found at Jamestown, Virginia. Left: Mold, English, 1650–1700. Composition. H. 1.6". Right: Impression, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, 1976. Dental plaster. (Courtesy, Colonial National Historical Park, COLO J 7084 and COLO J 30409; photo, Gavin Ashworth.) After cutting away the excess clay, a complete mold would have shaped a tiny figure in three dimension.