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Bowl: sauce plate

Object Number: 
1940.434
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 6 1/4 in. ( 2.9 x 15.9 cm )
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass bowl with log cabin and cider barrel at center and four vignettes surrounding rim, including two of a man plowing alternating with one of a ship and one of a glass factory.
Gallery Label: 
The glass factory pictured on the bowl is apparently that of the New England Glass Company (see "American and European Pressed Glass," p. 105). The log cabin and cider barrel were emblems of William Henry Harrison's 1840 presidential campaign.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group