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Tray

Object Number: 
1952.238
Date: 
1830-1835
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 7 x 4 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 17.8 x 11.4 cm )
Marks: 
pressed: at center: "U.S.F. CONSTITUTION"
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Bibliography: 

See "American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass," p. 105.

Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group