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Platter (Old State House / Independence Hall)

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES 1876
    DIMENSIONS 1 x 12 3/8 x 12 3/8 in. (2.5 x 31.4 x 31.4 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Molded in center, below Independence Hall (Old State House): "OLD STATE HOUSE PHILADELPHIA / ERECTED 1735"
    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 (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
    IMAGE overall, 40.217.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
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