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DATES 1787–1818
DIMENSIONS 5/8 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (1.6 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside, from top to bottom: (1) partially struck rectangular stamp containing eagle with spread wings clutching a branch and bunch of arrows in its claws and with U.S. coat-of-arms over its chest, framed by "THOMAS" along top edge and "BADGER" along bottom. (2) partially struck rectangular stamp containing "BOSTON" with decorative foliate pattern centered below.
INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed on underside, lightly scratched in script: "D B"
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Highly polished, round pewter plate with wide rim that curves upward at edge. CONDITION: Good; a few scratches and spots of dark discoloration on inside bottom; corroded pit marks on underside.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Thomas Badger, Jr.. Plate, 1787–1818. Pewter, 5/8 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (1.6 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.3.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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