On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
2 x 8 x 8 in. (5.1 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm) (show scale)
Impressed in center of basin, partially struck mark: oval stamp with "RICHA[RD]" around top edge; in center, dove carrying branch flying above fox (lamb?); and "[AUS]TIN" around bottom edge. [Laughlin identifies the animal as a lamb, but it does not resemble one.]
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Richard Austin. Basin, 1793-1817. Pewter, 2 x 8 x 8 in. (5.1 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.16. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.16.jpg)
overall, 45.10.16.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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Round pewter basin rises from flat bottom, sides curve gently outward, with bent flat rim.
CONDITION: Good; allover tarnish, scratches, and pitting; one patch of pitted corrosion on inner side and one dark spot of discoloration in center of basin.
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