Dish

Dish

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
dish
date made
1770-1793
place made
United Kingdom: England, Bristol
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 13 3/8 in; 1.905 cm x 33.9725 cm
ID Number
DL.388305
catalog number
388305
accession number
182022
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
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National Museum of American History
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