Skip Navigation

Plate (Used as Paten)

Decorative Arts and Design

DATES 1780–1788
DIMENSIONS 5/8 x 8 x 8 in. (1.6 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on bottom, from top to bottom: (1) partially impressed stamp consisting of archway with "JOSEP[H.]" in arch supported by columns, "DANFORT[H]" in rectangular base, and lion or dragon rampant within archway (2) stamp identical to and next to #1; "JOSEPH." [fully impressed] and "[DA]NFORTH" [partially impressed] (3) upside-down (in relation to stamps #1-2) row of four small, shield-shaped hallmarks containing, from left to right: "I.D"; head of dragon (?); seated allegorical figure; upright sword
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Round, highly polished pewter plate with wide rim that curves upward slightly at edge; incised line around rim and around center of plate. CONDITION: Good; some scratches.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Joseph Danforth. Plate (Used as Paten), 1780–1788. Pewter, 5/8 x 8 x 8 in. (1.6 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.81. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.81.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.81.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply. Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form (charges apply). For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress, Cornell University, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums, and Copyright Watch. For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright. If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome any additional information you might have.