Research: Luce Center for American Art

Bread Plate (Centennial)
Accession #40.213
Culture American
TitleBread Plate (Centennial)
Dimensions1 5/8 x 12 1/2 x 9 in. (4.1 x 31.8 x 22.9 cm)
Credit LineGift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
LocationVisible Storage: Case 21, Shelf F (Pressed Glass)
DescriptionOval colorless pressed glass platter with handles. Molded design in center of platter shows a perched eagle holding in its beak a banner that arches over its head and reads "LIBERTY AND FREEDOM 1776"; eagle stands on a block inscribed, "CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES". The rim is inscribed "GIVE US THIS DAY / OUR DAILY BREAD" and has an irregular, serpentine edge along the sides; handles decorated with a bunch of wheat.