Bottle, Figure of French Soldier
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
late 19th century
11 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (29.2 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm) (show scale)
On proper left side of base, molded: "DEPOSE S"
Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
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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.
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