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Cup plate

Cup plate
Title
Cup plate
Date 
1830-1850
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 flag flying, on wavy sea, with inscription above and below ship; on interior rim, pattern of shields, clear hearts, scrolls, and stars, on stippled ground; rope table ring (Lee-Rose 624-A).
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coates in loving memory of Howard Masten and Anne Louise Canoune
Object Number 
1971.109cc
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