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CULTURE American
MAKER John Skinner
DATES 1760–1790
DIMENSIONS 5/8 x 8 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (1.6 x 22.5 x 22.5 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside, from top to bottom, left to right: (1) partially struck stamp [indistinct at top and bottom] consisting of two columns supporting arch inscribed with indistinct letters, columns stand on rectangular base inscribed with indistinct letters [seems to read "SKINNER"]; within archway, prancing creature with dragon's head and lion's body (2) "L" under fleur-de-lis and "W" under fleur-de-lis (3) row of four small, square stamps containing "I.S"; indistinct [perhaps seated allegorical figure?]; dragon head; indistinct stamp
CREDIT LINE Anonymous gift
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Circular, highly polished pewter plate with flat rim. CONDITION: Fair; shows heavy use; all-over scratches, pit mark, and large spots of discoloration; tarnished.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION American. Plate, 1760–1790. Pewter, 5/8 x 8 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (1.6 x 22.5 x 22.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 42.278.5. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 42.278.5.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 42.278.5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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