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DATES 1795–1816
DIMENSIONS 5/8 x 8 x 8 in. (1.6 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside, from top to bottom: (1) stamp with "SAMUEL" arching above an eagle with outspread wings and an American crest over its breast, clutching arrows and a branch in its claws, and set against a field of stars, "DANFORTH" below (2) row of 4 small ovoid hallmarks containing, from left to right: "SD"; eagle (as in mark #1); eight-sided star; sword
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Round, shallow highly polished pewter plate with wide rim that curves upward slightly at edge; incised line around rim near edge. CONDITION: Good; a few scratches and pit marks in center; small dings around rim.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Samuel Danforth. Plate, 1795–1816. Pewter, 5/8 x 8 x 8 in. (1.6 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.71. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.71.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.71.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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