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Relish Dish
c 1855

Oval pressed glass dish in hobnail pattern, sides flare to scalloped rim.

This pressed glass dish may have been used by Mary Lincoln to serve small items such as nuts or pickles. The pattern on this dish is called “Hobnail” for it’s resemblance to medieval hobnail patterning used on wood furniture. 

Glass. H 4, W 21, D 14.5 cm
Lincoln Home National Historic Site, LIHO 198