LEE/ROSE NO. 651-A CUP PLATE, colorless, plain rim. Extremely rare. Philadelphia area. 1828-1835. 3 5/16" D.
Virtually proof having only some light edge flaking/mold roughness, none of which disfigures the rim profile, and a minute flake on edge of table ring.
Literature: Lee/Rose - American Glass Cup Plates, p. 348. Like Bourne - The William J. Elsholz collection, Vol. III, p. 443, lot 1675. The McKearins - American Glass, pl. 174, fig. 31, "100 Best" clear.
Provenance: Collection of Jim Lawrence and Denver Smallwood, Chattanooga, TN.
Jeffrey S. Evans (T/A GVA), 5/30/04, lot 312.
Ex-collection of John Bilane.
James H. Rose, 9/68.
Catalogue Note: An example of this plate from the Marble collection was included in the 1954 Corning exhibit (case 38, #648) and included by Rose in his new "100 Best" clear list.