Overall: 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 9.5 cm )
pressed: around edge of well: "BUNKER HILL BATTLE FOUGHT"; "FROM THE FAIR./TO THE BRAVE."; "JUNE. 17. 1775." pressed: around interior rim: "CORNERSTONE LAID BY LAFAYETTE. JUNE 17. 1825: FINISHED BY THE LADIES. 1841"
Colorless pressed lead glass cup plate; circular form with scalloped edge; in well, representation of Bunker Hill monument (outline of obelisk, with stippled stones), intersected by circle of stars; two lines of inscription around edge of well, enclosed by two concentric rings (stippled); inscription within two concentric rings (stippled) around interior rim, with drape pattern and tassels (Lee-Rose 645-A).
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).
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coates in loving memory of Howard Masten and Anne Louise Canoune
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.