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Offline agincourt17

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An oval pressed glass 2-handled plate or shallow dish of clear glass with an applied central plaque of opaque white/milk glass. 13 inches long x 9 inches wide x 1.5 inches deep.

The clear glass border has "give us this day | our daily bread" in relief, and “PATd. DEC 7 1875” . The white central plaque has a depiction in relief of two women beneath a cross, the cross inscribed "simply to the cross I cling", and the base of the plaque inscribed “rock of ages”.

This piece apparently came from a builder who renovated an old church in Liverpool, now long-since demolished, so presumably the plate/dish would have been used for Communion wafers, bread, or perhaps for offers.

Might this be an American piece?

ID’s, comments or suggestions, please?


(Permission to re-use these images on GMB granted by gernon17).


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Re: Patented 1875 pressed clear & opaque glass religious bread plate/dish
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 02:28:09 PM »
Use the search function above and type in "bread plate" - there is quite a lot of information available.
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Re: Patented 1875 pressed clear & opaque glass religious bread plate/dish
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012, 04:04:52 PM »
Ivo

Made by Atterbury & Co, Pittsburg, PA.  The design was patented (D8827) by JS and TB Atterbury on December 7, 1875.  They also held an invention patent (170218 November 23, 1875) for the use of the contrasting colour insert in the center of the plate.

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Re: Patented 1875 pressed clear & opaque glass religious bread plate/dish
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 05:01:54 PM »
I did use the search facility, Ivo, but because of the applied plaque and the possible ecclesiastal implications it didn't tell me what I was looking for.

Thank you, Sid, for your prompt, precise and erudite attribution.


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Re: Patented 1875 pressed clear & opaque glass religious bread plate/dish
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2012, 12:45:12 AM »
Agincourt17

You are welcome.  I apologize for addressing my response to the wrong person.

Sid


 

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