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Bottle, Figure of George Washington

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES late 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 9 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. (24.1 x 7.9 x 7 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS On front of bottle along bottom edge, molded: "WASHINGTON" On underside, molded: "APPLIED FOR 3 DESIGN PAT."
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, 40.275.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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