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Cup plate

Object Number: 
INV.14396c
Date: 
1830-1850
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 1.3 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
pressed: in well: "CHANCELLOR/LIVINGSTON"
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass cup plate; circular form with scalloped edge; in well, three-masted side-wheel steamer (the Chancellor Livingston) with flag flying, on wavy sea, with inscription above and below ship; on interior rim, pattern of shields, clear hearts, scrolls, and stars, on stippled ground; rope table ring (Lee-Rose 624-A).
Gallery Label: 
The Chancellor Livingston was a paddle-wheel steamboat with auxiliary sails that operated between New York and Providence, R.I. until it was dismantled in 1834. The cup plate may commemorate the destruction of the ship.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group