Blakeslee Barnes 13” Dish
Blakeslee Barnes worked in Philadelphia from 1812 to 1817. Being 13” is an uncommon size. The “GW” is a commemorative die strike for George Washington. It is pictured in Laughlin’s Vol.2, Page 560, Plate LXVII and mark #552. This dish isn’t the exact one as in the picture but similar. This added strike makes this dish more important historically. We don’t feel that the “GW” stands for George Will as some have hoped for in the past. The condition of the metal is fine.