LEE/ROSE NO. 168-X-1 CUP PLATE, colorless, variation with tiny circle in center, ten-scallop rope rim, top and bottom. Extremely rare. Midwestern. 1830-1840. 3 5/16" D.
Near proof with only a small under-rim spall and several minute nicks to underside rings.
Literature: Lee/Rose - American Glass Cup Plates, p. 144. Bilane - Cup Plate Discoveries Since 1948, p. 11 notes variation. Like Bourne - The William J. Elsholz collection, Vol. II, p. 191, lot 745.
Provenance: Collection of Jim Lawrence and Denver Smallwood, Chattanooga, TN.
John Bilane, 10/85.
Catalogue Note: An example of the non-variant version of this plate from the Marble collection was included in the 1954 Corning exhibit (case 39, #712) and included by Rose in his new "100 Best" clear list.