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Decorative Arts

MAKER James Porter
DATES 1795-1803
DIMENSIONS 1 1/2 x 13 1/8 x 13 1/8 in. (3.8 x 33.3 x 33.3 cm)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside, two identical, badly worn stamps placed side-by-side of: eagle with wings outspread and American crest over his body, clutching branch and arrows in claws and set against field of stars; "[JAMES]" in top border and "[PORTER]" in bottom border
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Large, round, highly polished deep pewter dish with wide rim that curves upward slightly at edge; incised line around edge of rim. CONDITION: Fair; allover heavy scratches and pitting; large patch of dark discoloration in center.
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