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Plate

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Description
Five serpentine-lobed plate with molded rim and flat circular well; no foot ring. Touch mark stamped three times on underside, arranged in a circle; consists of a large oval containing the standing, winged figure of Justice with a leaping stag to lower left and "FEIN[I]SCH BLOCK [ZI]NN" in raised serif letters, upside down, in a curved reserve. Serif letters "FF" chased on rim underside.
Words in mark roughly translate to "finest block tin", which is a partially refined tin having few impurities (often cast in blocks); could also mean a fine grade of pewter (an alloy) with high percentage of tin.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
plate
Object Type
plate
date made
1750-1775
place made
Germany
Associated Place
United States: Massachusetts, Holyoke
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5/8 in x 9 1/2 in; 1.5875 cm x 24.13 cm
ID Number
DL.309674.0004
catalog number
309674.0004
accession number
309674
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Louis A. Craig
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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