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Serving Dish

1971.1289.4 (RS32633)

Description

Nested set of four colorless deep oval dishes; star cut bottom design; five-point fan scalloped edge; interlocking diamond band around sides; stepped base.

Details

Label
"Cherished Possessions": Portsmouth, New Hampshire, merchant James Rundlet owned large sets of fashionable cut glass serving pieces imported from England or Ireland. This nest of dishes was most likely used during the dessert course to hold a variety of sweets.
Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1810
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
glass (material)
lead glass
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Possibly England (United Kingdom) [country]
Possibly Republic of Ireland
Descriptive terms
DISH, SERVING
dishes (vessels)
Fan
fans (costume accessories)
Glass
glass (material)
lead glass
Star
stars
Dimensions
2 x 4.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1289.4
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
6429

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