Cup plate

Object Number: 
1940.416
Date: 
1834-1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 3 7/16 in. ( 1.3 x 8.7 cm )
Marks: 
pressed: in well, top: "CHANCELLOR" pressed: in well, bottom: "LIVINGSTON"
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass cup plate; circular form with scalloped edge; in well, three-masted side-wheel steamer (the Chancellor Livingston) with curved flag, on wavy sea, with inscription above and below ship; stick figures on decks; on interior rim, pattern of shields, stippled hearts, scrolls, and stars, on stippled ground; rope table ring (Lee-Rose 628).
Gallery Label: 
The Chancellor Livingston was a paddle-wheel steamboat with auxiliary sails that operated between New York and Providence, R.I. until it was dismantled in 1834. The cup plate may commemorate the destruction of the ship.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group