Overall: 1 x 7 x 4 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 17.8 x 11.4 cm )
pressed: at center: "U.S.F. CONSTITUTION"
Colorless, lead glass; pressed. Glass tray; rectangular shape with alternating hearts and six-pointed stars on sides and the image of a sailing ship with inscription "U.S.F. CONSTITUTION" at center.
The U.S.F. Constitution was one of the United States' earliest naval vessels. A proposal to scrap the ship announced around 1830 provoked a public outcry. At least one fragment of this pattern was found at the Sandwich factory site. (See "American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass," p. 105.)
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
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