Platter (Old State House / Independence Hall)
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
1 x 12 3/8 x 12 3/8 in. (2.5 x 31.4 x 31.4 cm) (show scale)
Molded in center, below Independence Hall (Old State House): "OLD STATE HOUSE PHILADELPHIA / ERECTED 1735"
Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
Round blue pressed glass platter with central scene of the Old State House (Independence Hall) with strollers and rider on horseback passing by on street; below, molded: "OLD STATE HOUSE PHILADELPHIA / ERECTED 1735". Framing this scene around edge is wide band of geometric floral pattern punctuated with oblong registers filled with dot pattern. Upturned rim decorated with angled fluting around outside.
CONDITION: Fair; tiny chips around top edge of rim; all over dirty; manufacturing flaws of bubbles and creases in glass.
American. Platter (Old State House / Independence Hall), 1876. Glass, 1 x 12 3/8 x 12 3/8 in. (2.5 x 31.4 x 31.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.217. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.217.jpg)
overall, 40.217.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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