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DATES 1776–1793
DIMENSIONS 1 1/4 x 14 1/8 x 14 1/8 in. (3.2 x 35.9 x 35.9 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 stars. (2) row of four small square stamps 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.
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Large round, shallow, highly polished pewter plate with wide rim that turns up slightly at rounded edge. CONDITION: Fair; shows heavy use with allover scratches, pitting, gouges, and dents; slightly bent around rim.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION David Melville. Dish, 1776–1793. Pewter, 1 1/4 x 14 1/8 x 14 1/8 in. (3.2 x 35.9 x 35.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.38. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.38.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.38.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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