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Description
Broad-rim circular plate with shallow, flat well engraved with a depiction of St. Peter, with rayed halo, holding a key in his right hand and walking to the right on a mound with flowers, labeled "SPEDCERVS" at upper right; a continuous vine or stem of flowers fills rim. Rim beaded on underside; no foot ring. Underside has one incised circle around a partial, small, shield-shaped mark stamped at center with raised "Z / S" on one side and illegible motif on the other. One of two engraved plates depicting Sts. Peter and Bartholomew, DL*311692A-B.
Language and mark not identified; needs further research. St. Peter is identifiable by his attribute (key). Donor believed DL*311692A-B to be communion plates; hole in rims suggests at some point they must have hung as decorations.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
plate
Object Type
plate
date made
18th century
1640-1690
place made
Germany
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 8 5/8 in;.9525 cm x 21.9075 cm
ID Number
DL.311692A
catalog number
311692A
accession number
64443
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Elizabeth S. Stevens
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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