Pitcher (Alaskan scene)
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
9 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 5 in. (24.8 x 22.2 x 12.7 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
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Crystal Glass Company. Pitcher (Alaskan scene), 1867. Glass, 9 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 5 in. (24.8 x 22.2 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.209a. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.209a_bw.jpg)
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Colorless pressed glass pitcher; en suite with goblets 40.209b-c. Cylindrical body tapers toward bottom; supported on short round pedestal base; top edge swoops up to form wide spout and undulating rim; opposing handle formed by strip of applied molten glass. Body decorated with three Alaskan scenes in frosted glass: a seal resting on an iceberg in the water; a seal a seal on an iceberg with a second seal poking its head out of the water; a large polar bear standing on the ice. These three registers are framed by a frosted border simulating ice.
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