Antique Philadelphia Pennsylvania 8 3/8" Pewter Single Reed Edge Plate Love Mark
Description: An antique pewter plate having the typical Love mark used in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in late 18th century and early 19th century (pate 1700s and early 1800s). The plate has a mark showing two birds kissing under a crown and splitting the word LOVE (see mark 207 in Jacob's Guide to American Pewter Book) and is also marked with the word LONDON and the quality mark of a crowned X. This plate is ~8 3/8" in diameter with a single reed edge being ~1" wide. The plate has a depressed center decorated with an incised line near where the edge starts with a rounded edge. The rim itself also has no decoration. The pewter plate is ~8 3/8" in diameter and ~3/4" in height. The plate has a fairly shallow center with a decorative incised line along its periphery. The plate shows many utensil marks and scratches as well as some staining. It has light dings and signs of toning. A well used antique pewter plate with very obvious and well defined marks. A nice antique pewter plate, which would make a nice addition to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Late 1700s to early 1800s.
Origin: Was purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The plate was made in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania area. Size: The plate measures ~8 3/8" in diameter, is ~3/4" high, and weighs ~14.5 ounces.
Maker: Love in or near Philadelphia.
Marks: The plate has a mark showing two birds kissing under a crown and splitting the word LOVE and is also marked with the word LONDON and the quality mark of a crowned X (see mark 207 in Jacob's Guide to American Pewter Book).
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 staining. It has light dings and signs of toning. This is a well used antique pewter plate with very obvious and well defined marks. Be that as it may, the plate is very nice and worthy of a spot in your collection. 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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