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Cup plate

Object Number: 
1945.418b
Date: 
ca. 1835
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 1.3 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
pressed: in well: "CHANCELLOR/LIVINGSTON"
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).
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. Robert C. Taylor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group