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Platter (McCormack Reaper)

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES 1831
    DIMENSIONS 1 5/8 x 13 1/8 x 8 1/8 in. (4.1 x 33.3 x 20.6 cm)  (show scale)
    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 (McCormack Reaper), 1831. Glass, 1 5/8 x 13 1/8 x 8 1/8 in. (4.1 x 33.3 x 20.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.238. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.238.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 40.238.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Colorless pressed glass platter, oblong shape with handles. Center decorated with farming scene of man driving a horse-drawn McCormick reaper across fields while another farmer holding a rake watches. Wide rim decorated with picket fence pattern. CONDITION: Good; chips around foot rim on underside and allover light scratches; manufacturing imperfections include "crease" in glass in center and irregularly molded edge.
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