Overall: 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 9.5 cm )
Colorless pressed lead glass cup plate; circular form with scalloped edge; in well, representation of Bunker Hill monument (outline of obelisk, with stippled stones), intersected by circle of stars; two lines of inscription around edge of well, enclosed by two concentric rings (stippled); inscription within two concentric rings (stippled) around interior rim, with drape pattern and tassels (Lee-Rose 645-A).
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coates in loving memory of Howard Masten and Anne Louise Canoune
pressed: around edge of well: "BUNKER HILL BATTLE FOUGHT"; "FROM THE FAIR./TO THE BRAVE."; "JUNE. 17. 1775." pressed: around interior rim: "CORNERSTONE LAID BY LAFAYETTE. JUNE 17. 1825: FINISHED BY THE LADIES. 1841"
Jane Spilman suggests that this cup plate was probably manufactured at either the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts, or the New England Glass Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts (See Publications).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.