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Decorative Arts

DATES 1755-1782
DIMENSIONS 5/8 x 7 15/16 x 7 15/16 in. (1.6 x 20.2 x 20.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside in center, from top to bottom: (1) & (2) two identical, side-by-side stamps that are badly worn down (only a few outlines are faintly visible) of archway with "THOMAS" in arch supported by columns and "DANFORTH" in rectangular base; lion or dragon rampant in center (3) row of shield-shaped hallmarks, only 3 are visible, containing, from left to right: "T.D"; head of dragon; and seated allegorical figure [there was probably originally a fourth mark with an upright sword, as in Laughlin 363]
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Round, highly polished pewter plate with wide rim that curves upward slightly at edge; incised line around rim and around center of plate. CONDITION: Fair; shows heavy use with allover scratches and pitting; small dents in center and hairline crack on underside of rim.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Thomas Danforth II. Plate, 1755-1782. Pewter, 5/8 x 7 15/16 x 7 15/16 in. (1.6 x 20.2 x 20.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.70. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.70.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.70.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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