Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
2 x 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (5.1 x 14.9 x 14.9 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on interior of basin in center, partially impressed circular stamp of: "[I. DANFORTH]" around top edge, eagle with outspread wings and American crest over its breast in center, and "MIDD.CT." along bottom edge (top part of stamp worn)
Designated Purchase Fund
Round pewter basin; rises from flat bottom to slightly flaring sides and narrow, everted rim with incised band in center.
CONDITION: Fair; deep pit marks, especially around center; what appears to be a mend at edge of interior bottom; few small dings and scratches.
Josiah Danforth. Basin, 1825-1837. Pewter, 2 x 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (5.1 x 14.9 x 14.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.61. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.61.jpg)
overall, 45.10.61.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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