Platter

1671–about 1705
Attributed to Edmund Dolbeare (American (born in England), 1644–1706/1711)


Object Place: Boston or Salem, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 42.9 cm (1 1/4 x 16 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1994.186

Medium or Technique

Pewter

On View

Brown-Pearl Hall (Gallery LG35)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Pewter

Large circular platter or dish with multiple reeded brim; entire surface hammered; marked ED with five stars in shield four times in line on top of rim; marked with initials E over IM on opposite side of rim, with E and M stamped in square with barbed edge, and I incuse; B scratched on underside of rim.

Provenance

Early history unknown, although the initials may provide clues to original or early owners; dealer reports that it was found in Brookline, Maine; in the hands of a private pewter dealer in Duxbury, Massachusetts, by 1994; purchased by the Museum in 1994.

Credit Line

Gift of Daniel and Jessie lie Farber and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Dumaine