Regulation 1826. Excavated Fredericksburg, Virginia. Strong "J.I. Pittman" maker's mark on back. Harder to find maker. *Note - Pittman maker's mark filled with white chalk to show the impressed marking - can be easily removed with water.
Very smooth, even dark chocolate patina on face. No bubbles, cracks or iron blistering on the face. Specimen does exhibit two small dents on the rim of face as clearly shown.
Notably, 1 and a ½ iron hooks remaining on back with very good lead. A few tiny flecks missing in the lead back, but would be considered approximately 90% smooth. Veritably no iron bleeding present and absolutely no horizontal iron loop bar bleeding across the back of the plate, common with many box plates.
All in all, a great example of an early excavated, maker marked plate. You don't run across these early excavated plates every day as they are getting harder to find. All in all, a solid and desirable plate for any collection. Priced to sell.