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DATES 1763–1807
DIMENSIONS 9/16 x 8 x 8 in. (1.4 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside, from top to bottom: (1) archway containing eagle with spread wings clutching a branch and bunch of arrows and with U.S. shield over its chest. (2) row of four small square hallmarks containing, from left to right: "N.A"; seated allegorical figure; bird (rooster?); head of dragon (?).
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Highly polished round pewter plate with wide rim that curves upward at edge. Incised line around rim, about 1/4" from edge, and around inside bottom of plate. CONDITION: Good; some darks spots of discoloration or corrosion on both top and underside; light scratches on inside bottom.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Nathaniel Austin. Plate, 1763–1807. Pewter, 9/16 x 8 x 8 in. (1.4 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.12. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.12.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.12.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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