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DATES 1792–1830
DIMENSIONS 1 1/8 x 11 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (2.9 x 28.6 x 28.6 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside in center, from top to bottom: (1) & (2) two identical stamps, side-by-side: bird with outstretched wings holding snake (?) in beak and branch and bunch of arrows in claws, framed by upward curving banner with "SAMUEL" at top, and downward curving banner with curled ends with "PIERCE" at bottom. (3) upside down, below stamps # 1 & 2: round stamp with serrated edge containing "S.P. / X"
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Round pewter deep dish with wide rim that curves upward at edge. CONDITION: Fair; shows heavy use with allover scratches, pitting, tarnish, and several spots of discoloration; a few deep gouges, especially on underside of rim.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Samuel Pierce. Dish, 1792–1830. Pewter, 1 1/8 x 11 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (2.9 x 28.6 x 28.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.23. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.23.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.23.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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