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Dish

Maker:
Simon Edgell (1687–1742)
Date:
1713–42
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Pewter
Dimensions:
H. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); Diam. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph France, 1943
Accession Number:
43.162.25
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 704
Born and trained in England before emigrating to America in the early 1710s, the pewterer and merchant Simon Edgell imported large amounts of pewter from England for resale in his Philadelphia shop. This dish, remarkable for its considerable size and overall pattern of hammering, is among the few surviving pieces stamped with his mark. Edgell also dealt in brass hardware and other metals.
Marking: stamped on exterior on bottom: [Three vertical lines, each with a horizontal base, one below the other two] / S. EDGELL [in rectangular reserve]
Joseph France, Upperco, Maryland, until 1943
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