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Basin

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Pewter
DATES 1776-1793
DIMENSIONS 2 x 8 x 8 in. (5.1 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS 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.
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 45.10.34
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, 45.10.34.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (74%)
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