Covered Dish (Spanish-American War)
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
4 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 3 3/8 in. (10.8 x 15.6 x 8.6 cm) (show scale)
On lid, molded letters on three eggs in front of eagle: "PORTO / RICA", "CUBA", and "PHILIPPINES"
Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
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American. Covered Dish (Spanish-American War), 1898. Glass, 4 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 3 3/8 in. (10.8 x 15.6 x 8.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.259a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.259a-b.jpg)
overall, 40.259a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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Oval milk glass dish (a) with fitted lid surmounted by eagle (b). Dish tapers slightly toward bottom and has fluted sides all around. Lid rises to low oval dome covered with molded straw to evoke a nest; rising from nest is upper part of an eagle looking toward proper left, its wings are spread in protective gesture to surround three eggs inscribed in molded letters with "PORTO / RICA", "CUBA", and "PHILIPPINES".
CONDITION: Good; tiny chips around top edge of dish and lid; hairline crack on lower edge of eagle's proper left wing.
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