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MAKER William Will
DATES 1764–1798
DIMENSIONS 1 1/8 x 16 5/8 x 16 5/8 in. (2.9 x 42.2 x 42.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on bottom, from top to bottom, left to right: (1) partially struck stamp, appears to be an eagle swooping down over horse (or fox?) surrounded by "WIL[…]" (letters from the maker's name) all within an oval (2) "E V" (3) same as (1) (4) row of three small square stamps containing: prancing lion; "T (?) C"; and flower within circle
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Circular, highly polished pewter platter with rim that curves slightly upward, ending in rounded edge. CONDITION: Fair; shows heavy use with all-over scratches and pit marks (or corrosion), several dents around rim.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION William Will. Platter, 1764–1798. Pewter, 1 1/8 x 16 5/8 x 16 5/8 in. (2.9 x 42.2 x 42.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 45.48. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.48_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.48_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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