Decorative Arts and Design
5/8 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (1.6 x 20 x 20 cm) (show scale)
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]")
Designated Purchase Fund
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.
This item is not on view
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)
overall, 45.10.24.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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