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Miniature honey dish with cover

Object Number: 
1971.109dd
Date: 
1876-1880
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 3 3/8 in. ( 5.4 x 8.6 cm )
Marks: 
pressed: on base of dish: "1776 . . . 1876" and "PAT SEPT 23D[?] 1875" pressed: on top of cover: "1776 / DECLARATION . . . INDEPENDENCE / 1876" and "100 YEARS / AGO"
Description: 
Colorless pressed glass miniature dish with scalloped flange and Liberty Bell with ribbon inscribed "1776 . . . 1876" on base; flattened conical lid with Liberty Bell, inscriptions, and tab-like finial with vertical ribbing on either side (Centennial pattern).
Gallery Label: 
This pattern was patented by James C. Gill for Gillinder & Sons, September 28, 1875 (see "American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, p. 288).
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