LEE/ROSE NO. 612 AND 612-A CUP PLATES, LOT OF TWO, colorless, 25 bull's-eye scallops with single point between and octagonal with seven even scallops between corners. Extremely rare and rare. Midwestern, probably Pittsburgh. 1830-1850. 3 7/16" D.
No. 612 with a hip causing the loss of one scallop, otherwise only a few lightly tipped scallops and points; No. 612-A near proof with only two lightly tipped side scallops.
Literature: Lee/Rose - American Glass Cup Plates, pp. 335, 336. Like Bourne - The William J. Elsholz collection, Vol. III, p. 421, lots 1598, 1599. No. 612: the McKearins - American Glass, pl. 172, fig. 21, "100 Best" clear.
Provenance: Collection of Jim Lawrence and Denver Smallwood, Chattanooga, TN.
No. 612: Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., 9/26/09, lot 877.
Ex-collection of Pam Christoffel.
No. 612-A: Mason Smith, Indianapolis Antiques Show, 4/14/73.
Catalogue Note: An example plate No. 612 from the Marble collection was included in the 1954 Corning exhibit (case 38, #658) and included by Rose in his new "100 Best" clear list.