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Pewter Plate #1

English pewter plate made by John Townsend. John Townsend lived and worked from 1748-1801. Plain pewter plate with no embellishments.

Object number: 2001.1.1

Dimensions: 9 1/2” diameter

Estimated age: 1748-1800



What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…

Maggie