5/8 x 7 15/16 x 7 15/16 in. (1.6 x 20.2 x 20.2 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on underside, two identical stamps, both partially struck, placed side-by-side: 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 #1 "SAMU[EL]" and in stamp #2 "[S]AMUEL") and below by banner with "PIERCE"
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Samuel Pierce. Plate, 1792-1830. Pewter, 5/8 x 7 15/16 x 7 15/16 in. (1.6 x 20.2 x 20.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.25. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.25.jpg)
overall, 45.10.25.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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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 and spots of discoloration; some pitting around rim; dent in side of bowl.
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