On View: Decorative Art, Schenck Gallery, 4th Floor
This jug produced during William McKinley's successful presidential campaign in the mid-1890s, ridicules the candidate by likening him to Napoleon. McKinley's association with the emperor dates to his years in Congress, when his aggressive bill enforcing a protective tariff on foreign goods entering the United States earned him the nickname "Napoleon of Protection."
Porcelain, belleek ware.
9 3/4 x 4 1/2 (of base) in. (24.8 x 11.4 cm) (show scale)
On bottom: "Napoleon jug, patent applied for Alfred R. Evans, Phila., Pa".
Bequest of Dr. Marion Reilly
Napoleon Jug, 1895. Porcelain, belleek ware., 9 3/4 x 4 1/2 (of base) in. (24.8 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Dr. Marion Reilly, 29.122. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 29.122_threequarter_PS11.jpg)
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