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Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Pewter
DATES 1776-1793
DIMENSIONS 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (1.9 x 21 x 21 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS 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.
INSCRIPTIONS On underside near stamp #1, lightly incised in script: difficult to read letters that could be "Craf[...]"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 45.10.32
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, 45.10.32.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Highly polished round pewter plate with wide rim that curves upward at edge. Incised line around rim, about ΒΌ" 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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (77%)
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