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Small, single-reeded circular plate with flat well scored around perimeter; no foot ring. Underside struck near center with lion-rampant-in-circle touch mark of Thomas Danforth III, and scratched "CBX" to the right.
Maker is Thomas Danforth III (1756-1849) of Middletown and Stepney (Rocky Hill), CT; working 1777-1818. He opened shop in Philadelphia circa 1806/7 and was joined by fellow CT pewtersmith Blakeslee Barnes (or Blakslee Barns, 1781-1823) in circa 1807/9. Danforth returned permanently to CT around 1811.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
plate
date made
1777-1818
place made
United States: Connecticut, Stepney
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5/8 in x 6 1/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 15.5575 cm
ID Number
1986.0027.33
accession number
1986.0027
catalog number
1986.0027.33
Credit Line
Bequest of Joseph H. Kler
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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