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Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES 1763-1807
DIMENSIONS 2 x 8 1/8 x 8 1/8 in. (5.1 x 20.6 x 20.6 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Marked on interior of bowl in center, partially struck stamp of arching banner with "AUSTI[N]" [ends of banner and "N" indistinct]
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
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CAPTION Nathaniel Austin. Basin, 1763-1807. Pewter, 2 x 8 1/8 x 8 1/8 in. (5.1 x 20.6 x 20.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.15. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 45.10.15_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Round, highly polished pewter basin rises from flat bottom to slightly flared sides, then to narrow, almost flat rim. Incised line around exterior of bowl below rim, around top of rim at midpoint, and around interior of bowl in center. CONDITION: Fair; several dents and dings around bowl; pitted marks, scratches, and a few spots of discoloration on all surfaces.
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