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Plate

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Description
Single-reeded circular plate with flat well; no foot ring. Underside struck "A" and "K" in incuse serif letters near center, and twice with the very faint, partial touch mark of Thomas Byles, only part of a crown is visible. Old, red-bordered, clipped-corner paper label, adhered to underside with yellowed cellophane tape, is inscribed "Thos. Byles / L586 1712 on / only 6 known / examples of this / touch. / Newport / Phila. & Camden".
Maker is Thomas Byles (circa 1685-1771), who worked as a pewtersmith in Newport, RI, 1710-1735; and in Philadelphia, PA, 1738-1771.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
plate
date made
1738-1771
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5/8 in x 9 in; 1.5875 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
1986.0027.07
catalog number
1986.0027.07
accession number
1986.0027
Credit Line
Bequest of Joseph H. Kler
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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