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Object Name Plate, Cup
Catalog Number 1994.6.3
Maker United States
Date 1844
Material(s) glass
Dimensions H-0.5 W-3.625 D-3.625 Dia-3.625 inches
Description This is a lacy, pressed glass cup plate. The plate has a scalloped rim consisting of alternating arcs of two small and a large one. The outer border consists of cornucopias and double topped shields (four shields total). The inner border consists of scrolls. A cameo like bust of Henry Clay facing left is found at the center inside a 1" diameter rope-like circle. Beneath the bust is star.
Notes This is a Henry Clay cup plate. Clay (1777-1852) was the presidential candidate of the Whig party in 1836 and 1844. He lost to James Polk in 1844.
Collection Drexell R. Davis Collection
Event 1844 United States Presidential Election
People Clay, Henry
Subjects Presidential candidates
Presidential elections
Political campaigns
Political candidates
Search Terms Elections
United States
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS