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Platter (Pacific Fleet with Admirals Charles Sperry and Robley Evans)

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES 1908
    DIMENSIONS 1 x 11 1/4 x 8 1/8 in. (2.5 x 28.6 x 20.6 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Molded inscription around rim: "THE PACIFIC FLEET / SOUVENIR 1908" Molded inscriptions in central scene: "ADMIRALS" below eagle and "C.S.SPERRY" and "R.D.EVANS" below their respective busts.
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION American. Platter (Pacific Fleet with Admirals Charles Sperry and Robley Evans), 1908. Glass, 1 x 11 1/4 x 8 1/8 in. (2.5 x 28.6 x 20.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.236. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 40.236.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Colorless pressed glass oval platter. Center decorated with maritime scene of the Pacific Fleet at sea. In the sky above the ocean, portrait busts of Admirals C. S. Sperry and R. D. Evans flank an eagle with spread wings standing atop American shield. Rim decorated with stippled pattern; inscribed "THE PACIFIC FLEET" along the top and "SOUVENIR 1908" along the bottom; laurel branches along sides. CONDITION: Good; tiny chips around edge and small crack in underside at one corner of American shield.
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