American. <em>Salt, Lafayette Boat</em>, ca. 1825-1830. Glass, 1 7/16 x 3 1/2 x 2 in. (3.7 x 8.9 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.231. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.231.jpg)

Salt, Lafayette Boat

Artist:AmericanBoston and Sandwich Glass Company

Medium: Glass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1825-1830

Dimensions: 1 7/16 x 3 1/2 x 2 in. (3.7 x 8.9 x 5.1 cm)


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

Accession Number: 40.231

Image: 40.231.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Colorless pressed glass salt molded into shape of a boat. Scrolled masthead at prow; a round wheel or medallion shape on each side which projects above side of boat, top half contains molded name "LAFAYET." arched over a star, lower half with radiating stripes; stern in flat, hemispherical shape molded with stars and "B. & S." / GLASS. Co". Outer sides of boat decorated with bands of geometric patterns; inside bottom and underside of boat, molded: "SANDWICH".

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