Decorative Arts and Design
1/2 x 8 x 8 in. (1.3 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on underside, from top to bottom:
(1) & (2) two identical stamps, placed side-by-side, both partially struck: archway containing dragon rampant in center, "GERSHOM" in arch above supported by two columns, and "IONES" in rectangular base. In stamp #1, "[GER]SHOM" and in stamp #2, top half of stamp is illegible.
(3) upside down, row of four small square, partially struck hallmarks containing, from left to right: "GI"; head of creature; [illegible]; upright sword.
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.
CONDITION: Fair; tarnished; shows heavy use with deep scratches and pitting; few dents around plate and some spots of discoloration.
This item is not on view
Gershom Jones. Plate, 1774-1809. Pewter, 1/2 x 8 x 8 in. (1.3 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.48. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.48.jpg)
overall, 45.10.48.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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