Dish

Dish

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Description
Single-reeded circular dish with flat well scored at perimeter; no foot ring. Three partial touch marks struck on underside, twice with oval containing a standing spreadwing eagle, body facing right and head turned left, against a textured ground, no inscription; and once with the circular eagle mark of Boardman & Co., New York. One of two dishes, DL*388307A-B.
Maker is Thomas Danforth Boardman (1784-1873) and Sherman Boardman (1787-1861) of Hartford, CT (in business, 1810-1854) who used the oval eagle mark without letters after 1820 to indicate pieces made in Hartford. The circular eagle mark indicates these dishes were made for and sold by their New York outlet, Boardman & Co., 1825-1827 (run by Lucius Hart, who became partner in the business in 1828 - renamed Boardman & Hart).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
dish
date made
1825-1827
place made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
place sold
United States: New York, New York City
sold
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 12 1/8 in; 1.905 cm x 30.7975 cm
ID Number
DL.388307A
catalog number
388307A
accession number
182022
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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