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Basin

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Pewter
DATES 1793-1817
DIMENSIONS 2 x 8 x 8 in. (5.1 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed in center of basin, partially struck mark: oval stamp with "RICHA[RD]" around top edge; in center, dove carrying branch flying above fox (lamb?); and "[AUS]TIN" around bottom edge. [Laughlin identifies the animal as a lamb, but it does not resemble one.]
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 45.10.16
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Richard Austin. Basin, 1793-1817. Pewter, 2 x 8 x 8 in. (5.1 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.16. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 45.10.16.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Round pewter basin rises from flat bottom, sides curve gently outward, with bent flat rim. CONDITION: Good; allover tarnish, scratches, and pitting; one patch of pitted corrosion on inner side and one dark spot of discoloration in center of basin.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (74%)
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