Decorative Arts and Design
5/8 x 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (1.6 x 22.2 x 22.2 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on underside, two identical stamps, placed side-by-side, of: partially impressed or worn oval shaped stamp containing eagle with wings outspread and American crest over its body in center, and "STEPHEN / [BARNS]" around border (lower half of both stamps illegible).
Impressed on underside next to and turned at 90 degree angle to right-most mark: "G B"
Designated Purchase Fund
Round, highly polished shallow pewter plate with wide rim that curves upward slightly at edge; incised line around center of plate and around edge of rim.
CONDITION: Good; some scratches and pitting; several dark spots of discoloration and dings, especially on bottom.
This item is not on view
Stephen Barns. Plate, ca. 1792-1800. Pewter, 5/8 x 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (1.6 x 22.2 x 22.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.60. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.60.jpg)
overall, 45.10.60.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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