LEE/ROSE NO. 562 CUP PLATE, colorless, embossed "Henry Clay", 18 large scallops with smaller pairs between. Very rare. Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. 1830-1850. 3 7/16" D.
Proof except for the partial loss of one large scallop.
Literature: Lee/Rose - American Glass Cup Plates, p. 312. Like Bourne - The William J. Elsholz collection, Vol. III, p. 393, lot 1469. The McKearins - American Glass, pl. 171, fig. 12, "100 Best" clear. Parallels Barlow/Kaiser - The Glass Industry in Sandwich, Vol. 1, p. 267, fig. 1412.
Provenance: Collection of Jim Lawrence and Denver Smallwood, Chattanooga, TN.
Jeffrey S. Evans (T/A GVA), 10/2/99, lot 1076.
Ex-collection of Edwin and Clarice Wolf.
Catalogue Note: An example of this plate from the Marble collection was included in the 1954 Corning exhibit (case 38, #638) and included by Rose in his new "100 Best" clear list.