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DATES 1793–1802
DIMENSIONS 5/8 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (1.6 x 20 x 20 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside: (1) partially impressed or worn circular stamp containing: in center, eagle with wings outspread and American crest over his body, clutching branch and arrows in claws and set against field of stars; "[SAMUEL]" in top border and "DANFO[RTH]" in bottom border. (2) identical stamp, placed next to stamp #1, partially impressed or worn; "[SA]MU[EL]" / "DANF[ORTH]"
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Round, highly polished, shallow pewter dish with wide rim that curves upward slightly at edge. CONDITION: Fair; scratches in center; large dent in edge of rim and several smaller dents around rim and on bottom of plate; small spots of discoloration or corrosion across center.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Samuel Danforth. Plate, 1793–1802. Pewter, 5/8 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (1.6 x 20 x 20 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.88. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.88.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.88.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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