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Single-reeded circular dish with deep, rounded booge and flat well scored around perimeter; no foot ring. Well underside struck with six marks, twice with the lion-in-gateway touch mark of Joseph Danforth above four pseudo-hallmarks (left to right): illegible (initials "I•D"), lion's head erased facing left, Britannia seated, and dagger or sword pointing up, all in shaped shields.
Maker is Joseph Danforth (1758-1789) of Middletown, CT; apprenticed with his father, Thomas Danforth II (1731-1782), worked alone from 1780 to 1782, and then in partnership with his older brother Thomas Danforth III (1756-1840). His younger brother, Jonathan Danforth (1766-1820), probably apprenticed with him.
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United States: Connecticut, Middletown
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 1 1/2 in x 13 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 33.655 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Alma R. Duckworth
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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