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Platter (Bunker Hill Monument)

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES 1876
    DIMENSIONS 1 5/8 x 13 1/2 x 9 in. (4.1 x 34.3 x 22.9 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS In center, around Bunker Hill Monument, molded: "BIRTHPLACE OF LIBERTY" Around bouge, molded: "THE HEROES OF BUNKER HILL / THE SPIRIT OF SEVENTY SIX" Around rim, molded: "PRESCOTT 1776 STARK / WARREN 1876 PUTNAM"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION American. Platter (Bunker Hill Monument), 1876. Glass, 1 5/8 x 13 1/2 x 9 in. (4.1 x 34.3 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.211. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 40.211.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Colorless pressed glass oval platter with side handles; all decorations and inscriptions molded into underside. In center, view of the Bunker Hill Monument with surrounding buildings and, in foreground, people strolling on lawn; inscription around top of obelisk-shaped monument reads "BIRTHPLACE OF LIBERTY". Inscription around bouge, "THE HEROES OF BUNKER HILL / THE SPIRIT OF SEVENTY SIX"; around rim, "PRESCOTT 1776 STARK / WARREN 1876 PUTNAM". Handles molded into shape of U.S. coat of arms, lower portion of shield overlaps rim, projecting upper portion flanked on both sides by curved bar with ball ends. CONDITION: Fair; several manufacturing flaws, including bubbles and creases in glass); top point of shield of proper left handle is chipped.
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