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Platter

Object Number: 
1971.110b
Date: 
ca. 1876
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 13 x 9 1/2 in. ( 3.5 x 33 x 24.1 cm )
Marks: 
pressed: on rim: "100 YEARS AGO / [illegible] / NEW JERSEY / R. STOCKTON / J. WITHERSPOON / F. HOPKINSON / J. HART / A. CLARK / PENNSYLVANIA / R. MORRIS / B. RUSH / B. FRANKLIN / J. MORTON / G. CLYMER / J. SMITH / G. TAYLOR / J. WILSON / G. ROSS / MASSACH
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass platter; oval shape with scalloped edge, with Liberty Bell and inscription "1776 DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 1876" at center and "100 YEARS AGO" and names of the signers of the Declaration on the rim.
Gallery Label: 

On September 28, 1875, James C. Gill registered his design for this Gillinder Centennial pattern; it was made in a complete line of tableware. For reports on American glass at the Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, 1876, see Innes, Pittsburgh Glass, pp. 430-437.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Coates
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group