- Multiple-reeded circular dish wih shallow flat well; no foot ring. Rim face struck at top with the incuse roman letters "M F" and along bottom four times with the touchmark of Edmund Dolbeare, consisting of the raised roman letters "E.D" above four stars in a small five-pointed shield; both all marks face well. Large flecked script letters "LA" engraved on underside of well. Overall hammer marks; excellent condition.
- Maker is Edmund Dolbeare (1644-ca. 1711) of Ashburton, Devonshire, England, who emigrated to Boston by 1671; he worked there until 1684, then in Salem, 1684-1693, and again in Boston, 1706-1711. Edmund Dolbeare was among the earliest pewterers in America and believed to be the first in Boston. His two eldest sons, John Dolbeare (1669-1740) and Joseph Dolbeare (b. ca. 1672) were also pewterers.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- 1670 - 1710
- place made
- United States: Massachusetts, Boston
- United States: Massachusetts, Salem
- Physical Description
- pewter (overall material)
- overall: 1 3/8 in x 16 3/4 in; 3.4925 cm x 42.545 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Bequest of Dr. Joseph H. Kler
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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