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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MANUFACTURER Thomas G. Brown & Sons
MEDIUM Copper with applied silver, glass
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1900
    DIMENSIONS 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (14 x 14 x 13.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Impressed on bottom of foot rim: "STERLING AND / OTHER METALS"
    INSCRIPTIONS Engraved in cartouche on front of mug: "JM"
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Lewis
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Mug, copper with applied silver, glass. Copper body of mug flares from broad base to narrower rim and encloses beveled glass bottom. Mug is decorated with applied silver strap work in the Art Nouveau manner with decorative rivets. In four places the strap work curls under the body to form feet for the mug; strap handle also grows out of strap work. Monogram "JM" in cartouche on front. CONDITION: Minor wear; shallow dent on body to proper left of handle.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION American. Mug, ca. 1900. Copper with applied silver, glass, 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (14 x 14 x 13.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Lewis, 86.242.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.242.2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 86.242.2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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