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DATES 1792–1830
DIMENSIONS 5/8 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (1.6 x 20 x 20 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside, from top to bottom: (1) "H" and "G" both surmounted by decorative form that resembles an anchor (2) & (3) two identical stamps, both partially struck, placed side-by-side of an eagle with spread wings holding snake in its beak and a branch and bunch of arrows in its claws, framed above by banner with "SAMUEL" (in stamp #2 "[S]AMUEL") and below by banner with "PIERCE" (in stamp #2 "[PIERC]E" and in stamp #3 "P[IERCE]")
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 ¼" from edge, and around inside bottom. CONDITION: Good; allover scratches, especially on bottom, and a few pit marks; edge slightly bent on one side.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Samuel Pierce. Plate, 1792–1830. Pewter, 5/8 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (1.6 x 20 x 20 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.24. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.24.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.24.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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