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Pickle Dish (Centennial)

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MEDIUM Glass
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES ca. 1876
    DIMENSIONS 1 3/8 x 9 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. (3.5 x 23.8 x 13.7 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS In center of dish around the Liberty Bell, molded inscriptions: "1776 1876 / [on banner passing through top loop of bell] DECLARATION INDEPENDENCE" Around bouge, molded inscriptions: "100 YEARS AGO" along top and, along bottom, the names of the original thirteen states listed in three columns: from left to right, top to bottom (1) "NEW HAMPSHIRE. / RHODE ISLAND. / CONNECTICUT. / NEW YORK."; (2) "NEW JERSEY. / PENNSYLVANIA. / MASSACHUSETTS. / DELAWARE. / MARYLAND."; (3) "VIRGINIA. / NORTH CAROLINA. / SOUTH CAROLINA. / GEORGIA."
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 46.161.2
    CREDIT LINE Anonymous gift
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION American. Pickle Dish (Centennial), ca. 1876. Glass, 1 3/8 x 9 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. (3.5 x 23.8 x 13.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 46.161.2. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 46.161.2_Justin_van_Soest_photograph.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Colorless pressed glass pickle dish. Oval shaped dish with fluted rim; rim extends at sides to form rounded handles. In center of dish, molded image of Liberty Bell surrounded by the inscriptions: "1776 1876 / [on banner passing through top loop of bell] DECLARATION INDEPENDENCE". Around bouge, inscription: "100 YEARS AGO" along top and, along bottom, the names of the original thirteen states listed in three columns [see "Inscriptions" for full texts]. Handles decorated with molded, curved log. CONDITION: Good; some dirt around logs in handles.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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