Martin's Hundred, James City County, Virginia
Originally produced: c. 1621
23 1/2 x 13 x 13 inches
This reproduction serves as an example of what could have been the first still created in America; the original ceramic still predates America itself at c. 1621. The replica was developed with the help of Virginia scholars and is based on what was found at the site of Martin’s Hundred, a settlement founded in 1618 off the James River with approximately 140 people that was part of the joint-stock Virginia Company of London. The settlement was ravaged by the native Powhatan population in 1622, killing around 80 inhabitants and destroying the town they had created.