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Deep Dish

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Pewter
DATES ca. 1730-1773
DIMENSIONS 1 1/2 x 13 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (3.8 x 33.7 x 33.7 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside, from top to bottom: (1) nearly obliterated stamp of lion rampant in gateway with "THOMAS" in arch above and "DANFORTH" in rectangular base [only the lion is faintly visible] (2) row of 4 small, shield-shaped hallmarks containing, from left to right: "T.D"; head of dragon in profile; seated allegorical figure; upright sword [last hallmark badly worn]
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 27.539
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Thomas Danforth. Deep Dish, ca. 1730-1773. Pewter, 1 1/2 x 13 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (3.8 x 33.7 x 33.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty, 27.539. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 27.539.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 27.539.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Round, highly polished deep pewter dish with wide rim that curves upward slightly at edge; incised line around edge of rim. CONDITION: Fair; heavy allover pitting, including some large patches of deep pit marks.
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