American. <em>Bottle, Figure of George Washington</em>, late 19th century. Glass, 9 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. (24.1 x 7.9 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.275. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.275.jpg)

Bottle, Figure of George Washington


Medium: Glass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. (24.1 x 7.9 x 7 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 40.275

Image: 40.275.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Colorless pressed glass bottle molded into the shape of the standing figure of George Washington in military uniform. Lower part of bottle (Washington's legs) is cylindrical, bottle becomes more realistically shaped as it rises into torso. Washington's head forms the neck of bottle and his tricorn hat forms the mouth. He stands with hands clasped over his belly, holding a sword that points straight down with tip on ground.

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