Cup plate

Object Number: 
1940.401
Date: 
1841-1850
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 9.5 cm )
Marks: 
pressed: around edge of well: "BUNKER HILL * BATTLE FOUGHT"; "JUNE 17. 1775"
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass cup plate; circular form with scalloped edge; in well, representation of Bunker Hill monument (obelisk, with stones articulated), intersected by stippled circle and larger circle of stars; inscription around edge of well, enclosed by two concentric rings; on interior rim, continuous linked chain formed by two interwoven dotted bands, punctuated by small stars (Lee-Rose 640).
Gallery Label: 
Jane Spilman suggests that this cup plate was probably manufactured at either the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts, or the New England Glass Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts (See Publications).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group