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Covered Dish, Battleship with Uncle Sam

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MEDIUM Glass
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES 1880
    DIMENSIONS 4 3/4 x 3 x 6 5/8 in. (12.1 x 7.6 x 16.8 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 40.261a-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 Uncle Sam, 1880. Glass, 4 3/4 x 3 x 6 5/8 in. (12.1 x 7.6 x 16.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.261a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 40.261_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Milk glass covered dish (a) and fitted lid (b), molded into the shape of a battleship. The dish consists of the hull of the boat, with portholes and cannons along sides. The slightly domed lid is the deck of the boat; a molded figure of Uncle Sam with his proper left elbow resting on his knee and hand resting against his cheek sits on the center of the deck between smokestacks and faces towards bow. (This figure serves as a handle to lift the lid.)
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (73%)
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