On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
2 x 8 x 8 in. (5.1 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on inside bottom, in center: partially struck or heavily worn stamp with "M[ADE IN] NEWP[O]RT / [BY D.] ME[LVILLE]" arching around a pentagon-shaped medallion containing partially worn five-leafed form above stars.
Designated Purchase Fund
Highly polished pewter basin, rises from flat round bottom to slightly flaring sides, then angles out at top to form narrow flat rim; incised line in center of rim.
CONDITION: Fair; heavy pitting, especially on inside bottom and underside; light allover scratches; large crack in rim; rim slightly bent and misshapen.
David Melville. Basin, 1776-1793. Pewter, 2 x 8 x 8 in. (5.1 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.34. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.34.jpg)
overall, 45.10.34.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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