Decorative Arts and Design
1/2 x 7 5/8 x 7 5/8 in. (1.3 x 19.4 x 19.4 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on underside, from top to bottom:
(1) partially impressed stamp with "AUSTIN" in arching banner, decorative foliate flourishes at ends of banner.
(2) row of 4 small square hallmarks containing, from left to right: "[N].A"; seated allegorical figure; bird in profile; head of a dragon (?).
Designated Purchase Fund
Round, shallow pewter plate with wide rim that curves upward slightly at edge; incised line around center and around rim near edge.
CONDITION: Fair; badly tarnished; allover scratches and some pitting; several small dark spots of discoloration (corrosion?) around edge and in center.
This item is not on view
Nathaniel Austin. Plate, 1763-1807. Pewter, 1/2 x 7 5/8 x 7 5/8 in. (1.3 x 19.4 x 19.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.13. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.13.jpg)
overall, 45.10.13.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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