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Large, single-reeded circular dish with shallow, flat well; no foot ring. Underside of well is struck with at least eight marks, the incuse serif letters "T.C" at center, a scrolled cartouche containing "LONDON" in raised serif letters and two goat-and-cipher oval touch marks for Robert Bush & Co. at top and four partial hallmarks at bottom (left to right): "[B]& C\o." between horizontal bands in a rectangle, Britannia seated in a square, a lion's head erased facing left in a five-point shield and a four- or five-petaled rose in a clipped-corner square.
Maker is Robert Bush & Co. (Robert Bush I, James Curtis and Preston Edgar I) of Bristol, England, 1770-1793. Rural pewterers used the "LONDON" mark either to deceive consumers about where their pieces were made or to indicate their pieces were of London quality.
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United Kingdom: England, Bristol
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 3/4 in x 13 3/8 in; 1.905 cm x 33.9725 cm
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Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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Domestic Furnishings
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National Museum of American History
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