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Sauce plate

Object Number: 
1940.393
Date: 
ca. 1832
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 6 in. ( 1.6 x 15.2 cm )
Marks: 
in inverted relief: within medallion at center: "WASHINGTON GEORGE"
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass plate with scroll design on rim and wreath of acorns and leaves surrounding a medallion with star above it at center; medallion contains generic male profile with inscription "WASHINGTON GEORGE."
Gallery Label: 
This plate was probably made to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of Washington's birth in 1832. A large number of them were produced. (See Ruth Webb Lee, "Sandwich Glass," p. 290.)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group