5/8 x 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (1.6 x 19.7 x 19.7 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on underside, from top to bottom:
(1) & (2) two identical stamps placed side-by-side: circular stamp with serrated edge containing an eagle clutching a branch and bunch of arrows in its claws with a U.S. shield over its chest; lines radiating from behind eagle's head.
(3) "[T].DANFORTH / PHILAD.A"
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Thomas Danforth III (American, 1756-1840). Plate, 1777-1818. Pewter, 5/8 x 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (1.6 x 19.7 x 19.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.179. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.179.jpg)
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Highly polished round pewter plate with wide rim that curves upward at edge.
CONDITION: Good; scratches on inside bottom; some pitting on inside bottom and around rim; a few dark spots of discoloration or corrosion.
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