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Plate (George Washington, James Garfield, & Abraham Lincoln)

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Glass
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES 1881
    DIMENSIONS 1 3/8 x 12 1/2 x 10 in. (3.5 x 31.8 x 25.4 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Molded below medallions: "GOD REIGNS - FIRST IN PEACE - CHARITY FOR ALL" Molded in the border: "IN REMEMBRANCE"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 40.154
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Plate (George Washington, James Garfield, & Abraham Lincoln), 1881. Glass, 1 3/8 x 12 1/2 x 10 in. (3.5 x 31.8 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.154. Creative Commons-BY
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Oval, colorless pressed glass; decorated in the center with three laurel-framed medallions of (from left to right) James A. Garfield, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln. A scroll framing the bottom edge of the medallions contains the text "GOD REIGNS - FIRST IN PEACE - CHARITY FOR ALL". The United States shield appears below Washington's medallion. Dotted serrated rim with leaf border inscribed with "IN REMEMBRANCE" along the top.
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