Bottle, Figure of George Washington
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
late 19th century
9 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. (24.1 x 7.9 x 7 cm) (show scale)
On front of bottle along bottom edge, molded: "WASHINGTON"
On underside, molded: "APPLIED FOR 3 DESIGN PAT."
Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
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American. Bottle, Figure of George Washington, late 19th century. Glass, 9 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. (24.1 x 7.9 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.275. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.275.jpg)
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Colorless pressed glass bottle molded into the shape of the standing figure of George Washington in military uniform. Lower part of bottle (Washington's legs) is cylindrical, bottle becomes more realistically shaped as it rises into torso. Washington's head forms the neck of bottle and his tricorn hat forms the mouth. He stands with hands clasped over his belly, holding a sword that points straight down with tip on ground.
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