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Decorative Arts

DATES 1774-1809
DIMENSIONS 5/8 x 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (1.6 x 21 x 21 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on bottom, from top to bottom, left to right: (1) row of two identical stamps: crenellated archway with "IONES" in top arch and "GERSHOM" in rectangular base, prancing creature with dragon's head and lion's body within arch (2) row of four small square stamps containing: "GI"; head of creature; unidentified pictograph; upright sword
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
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CAPTION Gershom Jones. Plate, 1774-1809. Pewter, 5/8 x 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (1.6 x 21 x 21 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.31. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.31.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.31.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Circular, highly polished pewter plate with rim that curves slightly upward, ending in rounded edge. CONDITION: Fair; shows heavy use with scratches and pit marks all over bottom of plate.
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