Platter, After Henry Will
1974 (after original of 1761-1793)
1 1/4 x 15 1/4 x 11 5/8 in. (3.2 x 38.7 x 29.5 cm) (show scale)
(1) Stamped on rim of tray, mark of Thomas J. Stauffer: oval enclosing "JTS" with eagle, wings outspread, above all enclosed in a circle of stars.
(2) Impressed on either side of mark #1 is a reproduction of Henry Will's stamp: mark of a rose with a crown above and a banner above reading "HENRY WILL" and below reading "NEW YORK". "REPRODUCTION" is etched over these stamps.
(3) Impressed on opposite rim is a reproduction of Henry Will's hallmarks: four small square marks containing, from left to right: "HW", seated female, indistinct mark (possibly flowers), and a lion rampant. "REPRODUCTION" etched over these hallmarks.
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Jay Thomas Stauffer. Platter, After Henry Will, 1974 (after original of 1761-1793). Pewter, 1 1/4 x 15 1/4 x 11 5/8 in. (3.2 x 38.7 x 29.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Jay Thomas Stauffer, 74.77. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 74.77.jpg)
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Oval pewter platter with broad, flat, smooth rim and dished center. (Reproduction of Henry Will's oval platter, 45.10.172)
CONDITION: Excellent, the pitting was done intentionally to simulate age.
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