Salt, Lafayette Boat
1 7/16 x 3 1/2 x 2 in. (3.7 x 8.9 x 5.1 cm) (show scale)
On stern, molded: "B. & S. GLASS. Co"
On inside of bottom and on underside, molded: "SANDWICH"
On wheel shape on each side, molded: "LAFAYET."
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Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
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American. Salt, Lafayette Boat, ca. 1825-1830. Glass, 1 7/16 x 3 1/2 x 2 in. (3.7 x 8.9 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.231. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.231.jpg)
overall, 40.231.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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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".
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