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The Boardman family headed Hartford, Connecticut, pewter making in the 19th century when 11 different combinations of Boardmans practiced the trade into the 1870s. The Boardmans made several different styles of christening basins; this ranks among the finest.


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Footed Baptismal Basin

creator   Boardman Group
date   1825-1830
location   Hartford, Connecticut
diameter   8.87"
height   4.62"
process/materials   pewter
item type   Ceremonial Artifact/
accession #   #1901.11.001.05

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Two-handled cup

First Church of Deerfield Pewter Flagon

Christening Dress

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