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Salt (George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette)

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
DATES ca. 1827
DIMENSIONS 2 x 3 x 2 1/8 in. (5.1 x 7.6 x 5.4 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Lura Woodside Watkins
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION 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)
IMAGE overall, 45.171_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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