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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES 1777–1800
DIMENSIONS 2 1/4 x 9 1/8 x 9 1/8 in. (5.7 x 23.2 x 23.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside, from top to bottom: (1) & (2) two identical partially impressed circular stamps, placed side-by-side, containing a lion rampant whose legs are flanked by "T" on one side and "D" on the other. (3) row of four small squarish hallmarks containing, from left to right: "T.D"; seated allegorical figure; [unidentified]; upright sword
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Round pewter basin; rises from flat bottom to slightly flaring sides and narrow, everted rim with incised band in center. CONDITION: Fair; allover tarnish, scratches, and pit marks.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Thomas Danforth III (American, 1756–1840). Basin, 1777–1800. Pewter, 2 1/4 x 9 1/8 x 9 1/8 in. (5.7 x 23.2 x 23.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.107. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.107.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.107.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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