LEE/ROSE NO. 522 CUP PLATES, LOT OF THREE, amethyst, fiery opalescent, and red amber, 66 even scallops. Common and rare. Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. 1840-1860. 3 5/16" D.
Opalescent example near proof with tipping to several scallops, amber example with two top-rim spalls and three tipped scallops, amethyst with rim chips and spalls.
Literature: Lee/Rose - American Glass Cup Plates, p. 298. Like Bourne - The William J. Elsholz collection, Vol. III, p. 379, lot 1392, and p. 381, lots 1411, 1412. Parallels Barlow/Kaiser - The Glass Industry in Sandwich, Vol. 1, p. 265, fig. 1406.
Provenance: Collection of Jim Lawrence and Denver Smallwood, Chattanooga, TN.
Amber: Richard Wood, 12/6/71.
Amethyst: Don Geary, 2/76.
Opalescent: Rex Chamberlain, Indianapolis Show, 4/26/75.