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Miniature honey dish with cover

Miniature honey dish with cover
Title
Miniature honey dish with cover
Date 
1876-1880
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 3 3/8 in. ( 5.4 x 8.6 cm )
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).
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coates, in loving memory of Howard Masten and Anne Louise Canoune
Object Number 
1971.109dd
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"
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).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group