Overall: 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 1.3 x 8.9 cm )
Colorless pressed lead glass cup plate; circular form with scalloped edge; narrow curved rim and flat circular well; in well, American eagle with shield on breast, with wings spread and head raised to left, with border of cross-hatched concentric rings interrupted by stars, sprigs to each side of date "1831"; on interior rim, pattern of medallions, fleur-de-lis, and leaves, with cross-hatched background; also on interior rim, sprigs along edge of well, and below date; date changed to 1832 by the addition of a diagonal line at the base of the "1" (Lee-Rose 662).
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
pressed: in well, under eagle: "1831"
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.