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Decorative Arts

DATES ca. 1770-1780
DIMENSIONS 5/8 x 7 15/16 x 7 15/16 in. (1.6 x 20.2 x 20.2 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, ca. 1770-1780. Pewter, 5/8 x 7 15/16 x 7 15/16 in. (1.6 x 20.2 x 20.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.120. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 45.10.120.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, especially in center; few deep marks of pitting or corrosion, including one in center that has turned into a hole.
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