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Mug with Lid (William McKinley)

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES ca. 1896
    DIMENSIONS 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)
    INSCRIPTIONS Molded in ring framing McKinley roundel: "PROTECTION AND PROSPERITY / MAJ. WM. Mc.KINLEY"
    ACCESSION NUMBER 40.175a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION 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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