Dimensions: 1 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 12 in. (3.8 x 21.6 x 30.5 cm)
Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Accession Number: 40.164
Catalogue Description: Oval, colorless pressed glass platter with handles at top and bottom. Decorations molded into underside: in center, three-quarters profile bust of George Washington, surrounded by molded inscriptions: "FIRST IN WAR FIRST IN PEACE. / FIRST IN THE HEARTS / OF HIS COUNTRYMEN.". Rim decorated with radiating faceted pattern at top and bottom; and interlocking rings with diamond shapes and dot patterns along sides; edge of rim scalloped. Molded handles each framed with pair of bear paws forming an arch over the inscription "1776 / CENTENNIAL / 1876". CONDITION: Fair; small chips along edge of top handle; several cracks (could be manufacturing flaws) on underside.