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DATES 1761-1800
DIMENSIONS 5/8 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (1.6 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside, from top to bottom: (1) partially struck oval stamp with: in center, crown above a rose flanked on each side by "N" and "Y"; above, "FREDER[ICK]" in banner around top edge of stamp; below, "BASSETT" in banner around bottom edge (2) partially struck stamp with "F. BASSET[T]" and "NEW.YOR[K]" in two stacked arching banners above a fan-shaped foliate decoration. (3) row of four small hallmarks containing, from left to right: lion rampant; [illegible (ship?)]; scales of justice; "F B"
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Highly polished, round pewter plate with wide rim that curves upward at edge. Incised line around rim, about ¼" from edge. CONDITION: Fair; shows heavy use with allover scratches and heavy pitting; a few dings around bottom.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Frederick Bassett (American, active 1761-1800). Plate, 1761-1800. Pewter, 5/8 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (1.6 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.162. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.162.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.162.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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