- Large, single-reeded circular dish with flat well; no foot ring. Underside is struck with seven marks: three partial touch marks near top of well are an oval containing a golden fleece bordered by "TH[OMAS] / SWAN[SON]" in curved reserves, another oval with a crowned Tudor rose and "M[ADE I]N / LONDON", and a mark of three arched reserves that read "SUC[CESSOR] / TO S[.ELLIS] / LONDO[N]"; four, faint, partial hallmarks appear below (left to right): a golden fleece facing left, a lion's head erased facing left, Britannia seated and the raised serif letters "S.E", all in shaped shields.
- Maker is Thomas Swanson of London, England, working 1753-1783. Swanson was trained by and partnered with pewterer Samuel Ellis, also of London, working 1721-1765. In 1765, Swanson was granted use of Ellis' touches (including "SE" mark). Both Swanson and Ellis were major exporters of pewter to the colonies.
- Currently not on view
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- United Kingdom: England, London
- Physical Description
- pewter (overall material)
- overall: 1 1/4 in x 16 3/8 in; 3.175 cm x 41.5925 cm
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- Credit Line
- Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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