Cup plate

Object Number: 
1971.109j
Date: 
1829-1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 1.3 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
pressed: in well, top: "BENJAMIN FRANKLIN" pressed: in well: "BF"
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass cup plate; circular form with scalloped edge; in well, three-masted side-wheel steamer (the Benjamin Franklin) with stippled rigging, with inscription in arc over ship and initials in flag at left; eagle at top, with pattern of anchors, scrolls, and stars, on stippled ground, along interior rim; rope table ring (Lee-Rose 619).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coates in loving memory of Howard Masten and Anne Louise Canoune
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group