Decorative Arts and Design
5/8 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (1.6 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on underside, partially struck oval stamp with: "RICHARD" in banner arching around top half; in center, dove carrying branch flying above fox (lamb?); and "AUSTIN" in banner around bottom edge, ends of banners meet at sides of oval. [Laughlin identifies the animal as a lamb, but it does not resemble one.]
Designated Purchase Fund
Highly polished round pewter plate with wide rim that curves upward at edge. Incised line around rim, about 1/4" from edge, and around center.
CONDITION: Good; shows use with scratches in center; couple of deep pit marks and dings.
This item is not on view
Richard Austin. Plate, 1793-1817. Pewter, 5/8 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (1.6 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.19. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.19.jpg)
overall, 45.10.19.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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