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Platter: railroad train pattern

Object Number: 
1948.342a
Date: 
ca. 1869
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 11 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. ( 2.2 x 30.2 x 22.5 cm )
Marks: 
in inverted relief: on front of train: "350"
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass platter; octagonal with concave corners, with pairs of leaves with stippled background on four straight sides, and perspective view of steam locomotive pulling three railroad cars at center.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this platter was probably made to commemorate the opening of the Union Pacific Railroad in 1869.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Weber Hill Arkenburgh
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group