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Description

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.

Description Source

Remembering Lincoln. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/890 (accessed January 30, 2020).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

-3313411622

Approximate Creation Date

1865-1900

Measurement

8 1/8 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

pressed glass

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

compote

Class

glassware & ceramics

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

2427.1

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Lincoln Drape Large Compote Bowl

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