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Cup plate

Cup plate
Title
Cup plate
Date 
ca. 1835
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 1.3 x 8.9 cm )
Description 
Colorless pressed lead glass cup plate; circular form with scalloped edge; in well, three-masted side-wheel steamer (the Chancellor Livingston) with with stippled rigging and curved flag, with stippled foreground, with inscription above and below ship; on interior rim, pattern of shields, stippled hearts, scrolls, and stars, on stippled ground; rope table ring (Lee-Rose 631).
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Robert C. Taylor
Object Number 
1945.418b
Marks 
pressed: in well: "CHANCELLOR/LIVINGSTON"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group