Bread Plate (Centennial)
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
1 5/8 x 12 1/2 x 9 in. (4.1 x 31.8 x 22.9 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
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American. Bread Plate (Centennial), 1876. Glass, 1 5/8 x 12 1/2 x 9 in. (4.1 x 31.8 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.213. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.213_bw.jpg)
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Oval 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.
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