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Large Basin, Unidentified "Love" Touch

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES 18th century
DIMENSIONS 3 1/8 x 11 3/8 x 11 3/8 in. (7.9 x 28.9 x 28.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside, three marks, each oriented differently; from top to bottom: (1) partially struck stamp: rectangle with serrated edge, slightly arches, with "LONDON" (2) [in center] partially impressed "Love" stamp: circle containing two kissing birds flanked by "[LO]" on one side and "VE" on the other (3) indistinct, partially struck stamp: appears to be right half of the letter "X" over an unidentifiable picture
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Large pewter basin; round, rises from flat bottom to slightly angled sides, flares out into rim with band around top. Incised line traces bottom of basin on interior of bowl. CONDITION: Fair; scratches, pitting, spots of dark discoloration, and a few deep gouges on all surfaces; dent on side of basin.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Possibly John Andrew Brunstrom. Large Basin, Unidentified "Love" Touch, 18th century. Pewter, 3 1/8 x 11 3/8 x 11 3/8 in. (7.9 x 28.9 x 28.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 45.10.235. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.10.235.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 45.10.235.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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