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MAKER John Will
DATES 1752–1763
DIMENSIONS 5/8 x 8 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. (1.6 x 21.3 x 21.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside, partially struck stamps arranged in a circle, clockwise from top left: (1) & (2) Identical oval stamps containing standing figure of Justice, holding scales in proper right hand and sword in proper left, "I" below scales and "W" below sword. In both stamps, top part of mark -- head of Justice -- is illegible. (3) "IOHN WIL[L]"
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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; scratches and heavy pitting all over; few small dings in center.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION John Will. Plate, 1752–1763. Pewter, 5/8 x 8 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. (1.6 x 21.3 x 21.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.145. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.145.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.145.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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