LEE/ROSE NO. 174-X-1 CUP PLATE, colorless, major variation with cavetto pattern and rim as No. 174, and spiraling shoulder pattern similar to No. 313, 10-scallop rope rim, top and bottom. Not listed in AGCP, Bilane illustrates and notes only two examples, extremely rare. Probably New England, possibly Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. 1830-1845. 3 5/8" D.
Proof except for a spall to underside of rim and a spot of mold roughness to table ring.
Literature: Rose - The Story of American Pressed Glass of the Lacy Period, p. 50, pl. XXIV, fig. 714. Bilane - Cup Plate Discoveries Since 1948, p. 11 illustrates and records variation. Parallels Lee/Rose - American Glass Cup Plates, p. 146.
Provenance: Collection of Jim Lawrence and Denver Smallwood, Chattanooga, TN.
The Glass House, Madison, WI, 11/84.
Catalogue Note: This is the first example of this plate we have sold. In addition, we could find no sales record for this plate. An example from the Marble collection was included in the 1954 Corning exhibit (case 39, #714) and included by Rose in his new "100 Best" clear list. He noted it was "unpublished" and "One of two known specimens".