Cup Plate

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Object Name: 
Cup Plate
Accession Number: 
50.4.223
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 8.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1829-1839
Primary Description: 
Cup Plate. Lead glass, colorless; pressed; circular form, rim with forty-eight even round scalloped edge; elaborate border on shoulder including spread eagle at top, anchors and stars; in center, "BENJAMIN FRANKLIN" in arc above the ship with stippled rigging.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin, George S., Source
1950-07-31
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
inscription
Pressed center
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 136, #434; BIB# 30457