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The object is a large compote bowl featuring the Lincoln Drape, a pressed glass design. It features a base and stem and originally would have been used to serve compotes, fruits, nuts, or various sweets. Along the rim of the bowl and the base of the stem, an alternating semicircle and medallion pattern is present. Vertical grooves appear below this pattern on the bowl and above the pattern on the stem. Supposedly the design featured on the glass is representative of the black crepe that adorned Abraham Lincoln's casket and hearse, although this theory cannot be corroborated.
Remembering Lincoln. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/890 (accessed January 30, 2020).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
8 1/8 inches (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
Glassware, Victorian; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Death and burial
glassware & ceramics
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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