06-06-2004 06-06-2004
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2242 Boston
June 6, 2004 11:00 AMCalender

Pewter Plate

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2242 Location: Boston Date / Time: June 06, 2004 11:00AM


Pewter Plate, Thomas Danforth III, late 18th century, circular with single reed brim, oval lion touchmark with "TI" initials and four hallmarks [Laughlin 363a and 365], normal wear, dia. 7 7/8 in.

Note: John Carl Thomas in Connecticut Pewter and Pewterers relates on pp. 51-56, that the mark on this plate is most likely that of Thomas Danforth III, because of the sequence of damage in the hallmarks, noted throughout many years of use by various members of the Danforth family, used along with the lion in gateway mark, indicating this mark was used in the 1790's and as late as 1800.
Estimate $500-700


Thomas Danforth III, John Carl Thomas