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Dish, with Unidentified "Love" Touch

Decorative Arts and Design

  • Possible Place Made: London, England
  • DATES 18th century
    DIMENSIONS 1 5/8 x 13 x 13 in. (4.1 x 33 x 33 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Impressed on underside, from top to bottom: (1) two stacked, arched rectangular stamps with serrated edge, each containing "LONDON" (top one overlaps bottom one) (2) in center, circular stamp containing crown above pair of kissing (or love) birds with "LO" on one side and "VE" on the other (3) partially struck or badly worn stamp, difficult to decipher but resembles a crown atop a large "X"
    ACCESSION NUMBER 45.10.222
    CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Highly polished round pewter plate with wide rim that curves upward at edge. Incised line around center. CONDITION: Good; scratches and pitting, especially in center; dark spots of discoloration around rim; few dings in center.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Dish, with Unidentified "Love" Touch, 18th century. Pewter, 1 5/8 x 13 x 13 in. (4.1 x 33 x 33 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.222. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.222.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 45.10.222.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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