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Cup plate

Object Number: 
1983.38
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Pale blue (opalescent) pressed lead glass cup plate; circular form of irregular circumference with narrow flaring rim and deep well; relief pattern of American eagle with wings spread and head raised to right, clutching arrows, within beaded circle, surrounded with concentric rings, on exterior well; relief design of flowering vine on interior rim (Lee-Rose 650).
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: 
Thomas Jefferson Bryan Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group