3/4 x 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (1.9 x 21 x 21 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on underside, from top to bottom:
(1) stamp with "MADE IN NEWPORT / BY D. MELVIL[...]" arching around a pentagon-shaped medallion containing partially worn five-leafed form above field of stars.
(2) row of four small square hallmarks containing, from left to right: partially struck "[D]M"; anchor surrounded by stars; fox (or wolf?) hanging from chain around its belly and surrounded by stars; flower.
On underside near stamp #1, lightly incised in script: difficult to read letters that could be "Craf[...]"
This item is not on view
Designated Purchase Fund
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact email@example.com
David Melville. Plate, 1776-1793. Pewter, 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (1.9 x 21 x 21 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.32. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.32.jpg)
overall, 45.10.32.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
Highly polished round pewter plate with wide rim that curves upward at edge. Incised line around rim, about ¼" from edge.
CONDITION: Good; some scratches on inside bottom and a few deep pit marks and dark spots of discoloration; about 1" long scratch or corroded area along outer edge of rim.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.