Cup plate

Object Number: 
1940.394
Date: 
1830-1850
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 3 7/16 in. ( 1.3 x 8.7 cm )
Marks: 
pressed: around edge of well: "BUNKER HILL BATTLE FOUGHT"; "FROM THE FAIR./TO THE BRAVE."; "JUNE. 17. 1775."
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass cup plate; circular form with scalloped edge; in well, representation of Bunker Hill monument (stippled outline of obelisk, with interior left blank), intersected by circle of stars; two lines of inscription around edge of well, enclosed by two concentric rings (stippled); on interior rim, continuous linked chain formed by two interwoven dotted bands (stippled), with tassels hanging from each connection, and small stars above (Lee-Rose 642).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group