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Broad-rimmed circular plate with shallow, flat well engraved with a depiction of St. Bartholomew, with rayed halo, holding a knife or small axe in his left hand and walking to the left on a mound with flowers, labeled "SPARTAEOME" at upper left; a continuous, undulating 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; two hearts off to one side. Small plugged hole at top of rim. Numerous cracks along inner edge of rim at booge. One of two engraved plates depicting Sts. Peter and Bartholomew, DL*311692A-B.
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.311692B
catalog number
311692B
accession number
64443
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Elizabeth S. Stevens
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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