American. <em>Bread Plate (Centennial)</em>, 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.213_bw.jpg)

Bread Plate (Centennial)


Medium: Glass

Geograhical Locations:


Dimensions: 1 5/8 x 12 1/2 x 9 in. (4.1 x 31.8 x 22.9 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 40.213

Image: 40.213_bw.jpg,

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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