LEE/ROSE NO. 138-X CUP PLATE, colorless, 24 bull's-eye scallops with single point between. One of two examples known, not recorded in AGCP. Midwestern, probably Pittsburgh. Circa 1840. 3 7/16" D.
Excellent condition, two lightly tipped scallops and one point, one scallop lacking underside bull's eye, small top-rim spall.
Literature: Bilane - Cup Plate Discoveries Since 1948, p. 9.
Provenance: Collection of Jim Lawrence and Denver Smallwood, Chattanooga, TN.
Purchased at Battleground Antique Mall, Franklin, TN, 1993.
Catalogue Note: An extremely important plate in outstanding condition. The bull's-eye scallop and point rim leaves no doubt as to its Midwestern origin.
The example recorded and illustrated by Bilane was unique when published in 1971. It had been broken in half and glued. That plate was originally in the Dr. Grace O. Doane collection, brought to her by a Des Moines, Iowa picker. It was subsequently in the collections of Eugenie Philbrick and Anne and Leon Powell. We sold it in our November 11, 2007 dispersal of the Powell collection, lot 2085.