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Broad-rim circular dish wih shallow flat well; no foot ring. Face of plain rim struck at top with the incuse roman letters "I T" and four times along bottom with touchmark of Edmund Dolbeare, consisting of the raised roman letters "E.D" above four stars in a small five-pointed shield; all marks face well. Hammer marks on booge.
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.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1670 - 1710
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
United States: Massachusetts, Salem
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 1 in x 13 1/8 in; 2.54 cm x 33.3375 cm
ID Number
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catalog number
Credit Line
Bequest of Dr. 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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