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DATES 1780–1788
DIMENSIONS 3/4 x 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (1.9 x 31.1 x 31.1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside, from top to bottom: (1) & (2) two identical stamps, both very faint (either partially struck or badly worn), placed side-by-side: archway with "JOSEPH" in arch (in #1 "[JO]SEPH" and in #2 "[JO]SEP[H]") supported by two columns; lion rampant between columns; columns supported by rectangular base with "DANFORTH" (in #1 "[DANFORTH]" and in #2 "[DAN]FORTH") and lion rampant in center (3) row of four small, shield-shaped hallmarks containing, from left to right: "I.D"; illegible (head of creature?); seated allegorical figure; upright sword
INSCRIPTIONS Incised on underside below marks, in fancy script: "MAE"
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Highly polished round pewter plate with wide rim that curves upward at edge. Incised line around rim, about 1/4" from edge, and around center. CONDITION: Fair; shows heavy use with scratches all over; spots of pitting on inside bottom and around rim; dark spots of corrosion; dent in side of bowl.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Joseph Danforth. Dish, 1780–1788. Pewter, 3/4 x 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (1.9 x 31.1 x 31.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.108. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.108.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.108.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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