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Dish

Dish

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Description
Large, single-reeded circular dish with an elaborate repoussé chased armorial device consisting of a quartered shield with quartered inescutcheon surmounted by six open or barred helmets, each with a different crest; rim below is chased in script "Carl Christian, Furst vom Nassau-Weilburg, 1754." No foot ring. Touch mark struck three times on underside, arranged in a circle, before decorated; consists of an oval containing the standing, winged figure of Justice with a spreadwing bird at lower left, the words "[???]ICK." and "ENGLISCH.ZINN." in reserves above and below.
Charles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg, was the first ruler of the Principality of Nassau-Weilburg from 1753 to 1788. Arms appear to be those of Nassau-Siegen with an inescutcheon of Limburg-Styrum. Pewterer's mark not identified.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
dish
date made
1750-1800
place made
Germany
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/4 in x 11 3/8 in; 4.445 cm x 28.8925 cm
ID Number
DL.317630
catalog number
317630
accession number
67916
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Nettie Louisa White
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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