On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
1 5/8 x 5 3/4 x 5 5/8 in. (4.1 x 14.6 x 14.3 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on inside bottom, in center: partially struck stamp of eagle with spread wings behind a shield, lines with stars on end (rays?) radiate from behind eagle's head, all underneath a beaded arch.
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Thomas Danforth Boardman (American, 1784-1873). Basin, 1805-1820. Pewter, 1 5/8 x 5 3/4 x 5 5/8 in. (4.1 x 14.6 x 14.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.91. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.91.jpg)
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Pewter basin, round, rises from flat bottom to slightly flared sides, top edge angled out to form narrow, flat rim. Incised ring on inside around bottom.
CONDITION: Fair; bowl slightly bent / misshapen and does not sit flat; overall tarnish, scratches, and pitting; a few large spots of discoloration on sides.
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