Research: Luce Center for American Art

Bread Plate (Continental Hall)
Accession #40.212
Culture American
TitleBread Plate (Continental Hall)
Date1876
MediumGlass
Dimensions2 1/8 x 12 7/8 x 9 in. (5.4 x 32.7 x 22.9 cm)
InscriptionsMolded on rim: "GIVE US THIS DAY / OUR DAILY BREAD" Molded around Continental Hall: "CONTINENTAL / 1776 / 1876"
Credit LineGift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
LocationVisible Storage: Case 21, Shelf F (Pressed Glass)
DescriptionOval colorless pressed glass platter with two handles molded in the shape of a hand gripping a bar with ball-shaped ends. The center depicts a view of Continental Hall, surrounded by a band of molded geometric decoration. The outer rim has a molded inscription, "GIVE US THIS DAY / OUR DAILY BREAD."