Antique 8" Pewter Single Reed Edge Plate Touch of Blakslee Barns Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Date: Sometime in the period 1812-1817.
Origin: Was purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The plate was made in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Size: The plate measures ~7 7/8" in diameter, is ~5/8" high, and weighs ~11 ounces.
Maker: Blakslee Barns active 1812-1817 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Marks: The plate has a mark showing an eagle within a circle with the letters BB within an oval under him and the circle having stars all along the edge (see mark 15 in Jacob's Guide to American Pewter Book) and is also marked with the word "BARN." on top of "..ILAD A" within a rectangle.
Condition: The plate is in good condition given its age (over 200 years old) and utilitarian function. It has no breaks, cracks, or repairs. The plate has a light gray age patina and shows a lot of character. It shows many utensil marks and scratches as well as some pitting. It has some dings here and there, which can be seen in the photos. The plate also has a paper label with the name of the pewterer and active dates, which we chose not to remove. This is a well-used antique pewter plate with very obvious and well-defined marks. This is a very nice piece worthy of a spot in your collection of antique pewter. It would probably benefit from a good cleaning to bring out its full beauty, but we leave that to the discretion of the new owner. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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