fine 7 3/4” ‘lovebird’ plate

i am pleased to offer this exceptional single reed plate made in philadelphia circa 1800. it is marked on the back with all three of the marks used by the succession of ANONYMOUS philadelphia makers who produced fine pewter between 1750 and 1820. pewter plates are rarely found in near mint condition as this plate is. at some point in 1858 an owner dated the plate and added their initials “bp bp” to the back side.

item #5-946

price $180

(p305)