1 x 9 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (2.5 x 23.8 x 23.8 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on underside, two identical stamps in a row of: "THOMAS.D" arching above eagle with wings spread and clutching a branch and a bunch of arrows in its claws, US shield over its chest, rays terminating in stars radiate from behind eagle's head; "BOARDMAN" curves below eagle.
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Thomas Danforth Boardman (American, 1784-1873). Plate, 1805-1820. Pewter, 1 x 9 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (2.5 x 23.8 x 23.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.66. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.66.jpg)
overall, 45.10.66.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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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; light scratches all over; few dark spots of discoloration; edge of rim slightly bent on one side; small spot of adhesive residue (from sticker) on underside.
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