Large Basin, Unidentified "Love" Touch
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
3 1/8 x 11 3/8 x 11 3/8 in. (7.9 x 28.9 x 28.9 cm) (show scale)
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
Designated Purchase Fund
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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)
overall, 45.10.235.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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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.
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