Salt (George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette)
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
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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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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.
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