User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Platter

Start collecting

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...

Show Full Description

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

1671–about 1705

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

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Pewter