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Decorative Arts

DATES 1763-1807
DIMENSIONS 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (1.3 x 22.2 x 22.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside, from top to bottom: (1) "A[US]TIN" in arching banner with foliates ends that curl up under center (2) row of four small square hallmarks containing, from left to right: "N.A"; illegible [partially struck or worn down]; illegible [partially struck or worn down, possibly a bird?]; illegible [partially struck or worn down, possibly a dragon?]
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
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CAPTION Nathaniel Austin. Plate, 1763-1807. Pewter, 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (1.3 x 22.2 x 22.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.8. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 45.10.8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Round pewter plate with wide rim that curves upward at edge. Incised line around rim, about ΒΌ" from edge. CONDITION: Fair; shows heavy use with allover deep scratches, pitting, and spots of discoloration; several dark stains (from tape?) on inside bottom; dents in bottom.
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