Bread Plate

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Object Name: 
Bread Plate
Accession Number: 
57.3.49
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.5 cm, Diam (max): 25.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1800-1899
Credit Line: 
Gift of Rudolf Vollgraf
Primary Description: 
Transparent "electric" blue glass with few large bubbles; pressed. Oval dish with base ring and flat widely scalloped rim; decoration on underside: diamond pattern at bottom, shell-motifs and a row of pearls along rim, on the curved side of the dish a dotted inscription (to be read from interior): "Liede keine Not, doch verschwende nicht" (do not suffer but do not waste either).
Provenance: 
Vollgraf, Rudolf, Source
Pressed Glass, 1825-1925
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1983-04 through 1983-10
St. Louis Art Museum 1983-12-01 through 1984-03-01
Suntory Museum of Art 1984-07-17 through 1984-09-02
Portland Museum of Art 1984-11-01 through 1985-12-31
Cincinnati Art Museum 1985-04-13 through 1985-05-26
Pressed Glass 1825-1925 (1983) p. 41, #27; BIB# 30792
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 396, #1530, pl. 16; BIB# 30457