Dish

Dish

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Description
Large, single-reeded circular dish with a chased and repoussé depiction of Saint John the Baptist baptizing Jesus Christ in the River Jordan as five disciples watch at left, and God the Father and the Holy Spirit appear in the heavens above. Rim has four running punch work borders of sawtooth arches, flowers, scrolls, and geometric motifs; well perimeter bordered by concentric ovals. Underside struck with at least five marks before plate was decorated, a circular touch mark stamped twice containing a leafy cross motif with "P", "G", "16", and "65" in the four corners; a partial circular stamp of an undecipherable, possibly winged, human figure; a partial circular stamp of a Tudor rose with "16(60?)" above; and a barely visible, partial, circular stamp (in Christ's body) with "STR" in border. "A" is scratched at center outside.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
dish
date made
1650-1725
place made
Germany
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 13 7/8 in; 3.175 cm x 35.2425 cm
ID Number
1986.0027.89
catalog number
1986.0027.89
accession number
1986.0027
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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