Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
2 x 8 1/8 x 8 1/8 in. (5.1 x 20.6 x 20.6 cm) (show scale)
Marked on interior of bowl in center, partially struck stamp of arching banner with "AUSTI[N]" [ends of banner and "N" indistinct]
Designated Purchase Fund
Round, highly polished pewter basin rises from flat bottom to slightly flared sides, then to narrow, almost flat rim. Incised line around exterior of bowl below rim, around top of rim at midpoint, and around interior of bowl in center.
CONDITION: Fair; several dents and dings around bowl; pitted marks, scratches, and a few spots of discoloration on all surfaces.
Nathaniel Austin. Basin, 1763-1807. Pewter, 2 x 8 1/8 x 8 1/8 in. (5.1 x 20.6 x 20.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.15. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.15_bw.jpg)
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