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Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES 1825-1837
DIMENSIONS 2 x 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (5.1 x 14.9 x 14.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS 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)
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
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CAPTION 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
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
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