5/8 x 7 15/16 x 7 15/16 in. (1.6 x 20.2 x 20.2 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on underside in center, from top to bottom:
(1) & (2) two identical, side-by-side stamps that are badly worn down (only a few outlines are faintly visible) of archway with "THOMAS" in arch supported by columns and "DANFORTH" in rectangular base; lion or dragon rampant in center
(3) row of shield-shaped hallmarks, only 3 are visible, containing, from left to right: "T.D"; head of dragon; and seated allegorical figure [there was probably originally a fourth mark with an upright sword, as in Laughlin 363]
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Thomas Danforth II. Plate, 1755-1782. Pewter, 5/8 x 7 15/16 x 7 15/16 in. (1.6 x 20.2 x 20.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.70. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.70.jpg)
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Round, highly polished pewter plate with wide rim that curves upward slightly at edge; incised line around rim and around center of plate.
CONDITION: Fair; shows heavy use with allover scratches and pitting; small dents in center and hairline crack on underside of rim.
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