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Covered Dish, Battleship with Admiral George Dewey

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MEDIUM Glass
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES 1899
    DIMENSIONS 4 1/4 x 6 5/8 x 3 in. (10.8 x 16.8 x 7.6 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Molded on side of lid, below portrait bust: "DEWEY"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 40.260a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION American. Covered Dish, Battleship with Admiral George Dewey, 1899. Glass, 4 1/4 x 6 5/8 x 3 in. (10.8 x 16.8 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.260a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 40.260a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION White milk glass dish (a) and cover (b) molded into the shape of battleship surmounted by portrait bust of Admiral Dewey. Ovoid dish with pointed ends has molded decorations: on bow, masthead of eagle atop U.S. shield, and serpentine lines suggesting parting waves at bottom; along each side, three portholes flanked by square windows through which foreshortened cannon protrudes; on stern, small U.S. shield. Matching oval lid rises to low dome covered by furled U.S. flags and extended flag poles. Atop this sits bust of Dewey (as the finial) facing the sides of the ship, molded "DEWEY" below bust. CONDITION: Fair; chips along top and bottom edges of dish and edge of rim; large chip on tip of proper left flagpole; all over dirt; hairline crack on inner edge of boat/dish on port side.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (74%)
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