Large, single-reeded circular dish with flat well scored around perimeter; no foot ring. Underside struck twice, partial and faint, with the lion-in-gateway touch mark of Thomas Danforth II. Three of four pseudo hallmarks are visible below (left to right), a lion's head erased, Britannia seated, and dagger or sword pointed up, all in pointed shields.
Maker is Thomas Danforth II of Middletown, CT; working 1755-1782.
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
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date made
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
plate: 30.8 cm; 12 1/8 in
plate: 1.8 cm; 11/16 in
overall: 5/8 in x 12 1/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 30.7975 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Middletown
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Domestic Furnishings
Copp Collection
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
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