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Bread Plate (Centennial)

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MEDIUM Glass
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES 1876
    DIMENSIONS 1 5/8 x 12 1/2 x 9 in. (4.1 x 31.8 x 22.9 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 40.213
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, 40.213_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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