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Bottle, Figure of French Soldier

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES late 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 11 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (29.2 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS On proper left side of base, molded: "DEPOSE S"
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Frosted glass bottle molded into the shape of a French soldier holding a gun by the end of the barrel, while the stock rests near his proper right foot; he wears a knapsack on his back. The soldier strides slightly forward with proper left foot in front of a tree stump (visible from rear) and stands on a domed base; his round hat forms the mouth of the bottle.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION American. Bottle, Figure of French Soldier, late 19th century. Glass, 11 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (29.2 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.280. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.280_bw.jpg)
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