Plate (Used as Paten)
5/8 x 8 x 8 in. (1.6 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm) (show scale)
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
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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)
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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: Good; some scratches.
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