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Covered Dish (Spanish-American War)

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES 1898
    DIMENSIONS 4 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 3 3/8 in. (10.8 x 15.6 x 8.6 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS On lid, molded letters on three eggs in front of eagle: "PORTO / RICA", "CUBA", and "PHILIPPINES"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 40.259a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, 40.259a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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