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Salt, Lafayette Boat

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES ca. 1825
DIMENSIONS 1 1/2 x 2 x 3 5/8 in. (3.8 x 5.1 x 9.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On stern, molded: "B. & S. GLASS. Co" On inside of bottom and on underside, molded: "SANDWICH"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS On wheel shape on each side, molded: "LAFAYET."
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Allison C. Paulsen in memory of Arthur W. Clement
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CAPTION Boston and Sandwich Glass Company. Salt, Lafayette Boat, ca. 1825. Glass, 1 1/2 x 2 x 3 5/8 in. (3.8 x 5.1 x 9.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Allison C. Paulsen in memory of Arthur W. Clement, 80.248.2. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 80.248.2_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Colorless pressed glass salt molded into shape of a boat. Scrolled masthead at prow; a round wheel or medallion shape on each side which projects above side of boat, top half contains molded name "LAFAYET." arched over a star, lower half with radiating stripes; stern in flat, hemispherical shape molded with stars and "B. & S." / GLASS. Co". Outer sides of boat decorated with bands of geometric patterns; inside bottom and underside of boat, molded: "SANDWICH". CONDITION: Fair; several large and small chips along edges, especially top inside edge.
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