Single-reeded circular plate with curved rim and flat well scored once near booge; no foot ring. Underside of well struck twice with partial eagle touchmark of William Will above secondary mark "W\M. WILL / [PHI]LADE[LPHIA]" in raised roman letters in stacked reserves; scratched "CL" at center.

Maker is William Will (1742-1798) of Philadelphia, PA; w. 1764-1798. His father John Will (1696-1774), who emigrated from Neuwied, Germany, and worked in New York, 1752-1774, as well as his brothers Henry (worked in New York City and Albany, 1763-1793) and Philip (New York City and Philadelphia, 1763-1787), were also pewterers.

Date Made: ca 1782 - 1798

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

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Credit Line: Gift of Gertrude D. Webster

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.391777Catalog Number: 391777Accession Number: 71679

Object Name: plateObject Type: plate

Physical Description: pewter (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5/8 in x 8 3/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 21.2725 cm


Record Id: nmah_317083

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