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Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Pewter
DATES 1763-1807
DIMENSIONS 5/8 x 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (1.6 x 22.2 x 22.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS (1) Marked on underside, partially struck stamp of archway with arch containing "NA[THL]" supported by two columns which stand on a rectangular base containing "AUSTIN"; prancing creature with dragon's head and lion's body in archway. (2) Large "X" incised on bottom of plate, cuts through stamp #1 (3) Old white paper label taped to underside, typed: "PLATE / Nathaniel Austin / Charlestown, Mass. 1763-1807 / 45.10.10 Poole Collection"
INSCRIPTIONS Stamped on rim: "W W A"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 45.10.10
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Nathaniel Austin. Plate, 1763-1807. Pewter, 5/8 x 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (1.6 x 22.2 x 22.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.10.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.10.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Round shallow highly polished pewter plate with wide rim that turns up slightly at rounded edge. CONDITION: Fair; allover scratches and some heavy pitting in center; dark squarish outlines (possibly tape residue) in center.
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