Mug with Lid (William McKinley)
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Overall: 5 x 4 x 3 3/8 in. (12.7 x 10.2 x 8.6 cm)
Height of mug only: 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm) (show scale)
Molded in ring framing McKinley roundel: "PROTECTION AND PROSPERITY / MAJ. WM. Mc.KINLEY"
Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
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Mug with Lid (William McKinley), ca. 1896. Glass, Overall: 5 x 4 x 3 3/8 in. (12.7 x 10.2 x 8.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.175a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.175_bw.jpg)
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Colorless pressed glass mug (a) with lid (b). Cylindrical mug has three roundels surrounding body: center roundel with three-quarters portrait bust of William McKinley, flanked by identical roundels with geometric and foliate designs. Diamond-shaped registers with geometric patterned design in between roundels. Background of two decorative roundels and non-decorated surfaces of mug are textured. Opposing McKinley roundel is C-shaped handle with fluted collars. Rim angles outward and is fluted on exterior surface. Dome shaped lid with fluted cylindrical finial sits inside mug's rim; molded on interior are foliate and geometric patterns that echo decorations on mug.
CONDITION: Good; tiny chips around bottom edge of lid.
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