Salt (George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette)
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
2 x 3 x 2 1/8 in. (5.1 x 7.6 x 5.4 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Lura Woodside Watkins
Colorless pressed glass salt in shape of rectangular box. Scalloped edge along top; long side panels contain medallion portrait busts of Washington on one side and Lafayette on the other; short side panels decorated with rose on one end and acorn on the other; corners formed into posts. The base has grape leaf and grapes design and is supported by ball feet. Has been broken and mended.
American. Salt (George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette), ca. 1827. Glass, 2 x 3 x 2 1/8 in. (5.1 x 7.6 x 5.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Lura Woodside Watkins, 45.171. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.171_bw.jpg)
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