1963.0668 Dish
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Dish

  • Category:

    Metals

  • Creator (Role):

    Daniel Curtiss (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Albany, Albany, New York, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1822-1872

  • Materials:

    Pewter

  • Techniques:

    Cast

  • Museum Object Number:

    1963.0668


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Object Number

1963.0668

Object Name

Dish

Category

Metals

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Daniel Curtiss (Maker)
1799-September 1872
Daniel Curtiss is listed in the Albany city directories as a fancy pewterer begining in 1822. In 1843 his advertising indicated that he would work in cast iron, brass, and composition castings. Curtiss seems to have stopped making pewter in 1850, though he continued as a bell-founder until his death. Curtiss was born in 1799 or 1800. For more on Daniel Curtiss's marks, see Carl Jacobs, Guide to American Pewter (1957), p.59; Kauffman, The American Pewterer (1970), p.137; Ebert, Collecting American Pewter (1973), p.127; C. Jordan Thorn, Handbook of American Silver and Pewter Marks (1949), p.248; and Montgomery, History of American Pewter (1973), p.219. See also, Laughlin, Pewter in America (1973), vol.1, p.32-33 and p.100; J.B. Kerfoot, American Pewter (1942), p.132.

Place of Origin

Albany, Albany, New York, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Date

1822-1872

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Underside, center; ".CURTISS" stamped, in a smooth edged circle. Raised arched line follows beneath the name then past letters to the outside edge of the circle. The center of the circle contains a shield shaped, double handled vase. The lower portion of the mark is slightly effaced.
2. Mark; Underside, center; "[ ]URTISS" stamped, in a smooth edged circle. Raised arched line follows beneath the name then past letters to the outside edge of the circle. The center of the circle contains a shield shaped, double handled vase. The lower portion of the mark is partly effaced.

Materials

Pewter

Techniques

Cast

Dimensions (inches)

1.375 (H) , 11.25 (Diam)

Dimensions (centimeters)

3.493 (H) , 28.575 (Diam)

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