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Decorative Arts

DATES 1770-1780
DIMENSIONS 7/8 x 9 x 9 in. (2.2 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside in center, from top to bottom: (1) partially impressed oval stamp with beaded scroll border, containing rampant lion whose legs are flanked by "T" on one side and "D" on the other. (2) identical and next to stamp #1 (3) row of four small, shield-shaped hallmarks containing, from left to right: "[T].D"; head of dragon; seated allegorical figure; upright sword
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
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CAPTION Thomas Danforth II. Plate, 1770-1780. Pewter, 7/8 x 9 x 9 in. (2.2 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.83. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.83.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.83.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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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: Fair; shows heavy use with allover scratches and pitting, especially in center; a few gouges and dents around rim; a few dark spots of discoloration.
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