Platter (George Washington)
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
1 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 12 in. (3.8 x 21.6 x 30.5 cm) (show scale)
In center, molded around portrait bust: "FIRST IN WAR FIRST IN PEACE. / FIRST IN THE HEARTS / OF HIS COUNTRYMEN."
On each handle, molded under bear paws: "1776 / CENTENNIAL / 1876"
Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
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Platter (George Washington), ca. 1876. Glass, 1 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 12 in. (3.8 x 21.6 x 30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.164. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.164.jpg)
overall, 40.164.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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Oval, colorless pressed glass platter with handles at top and bottom. Decorations molded into underside: in center, three-quarters profile bust of George Washington, surrounded by molded inscriptions: "FIRST IN WAR FIRST IN PEACE. / FIRST IN THE HEARTS / OF HIS COUNTRYMEN.". Rim decorated with radiating faceted pattern at top and bottom; and interlocking rings with diamond shapes and dot patterns along sides; edge of rim scalloped. Molded handles each framed with pair of bear paws forming an arch over the inscription "1776 / CENTENNIAL / 1876".
CONDITION: Fair; small chips along edge of top handle; several cracks (could be manufacturing flaws) on underside.
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