Spanish American War Military Milk Glass Box Dewey w/ Guns c1898
This one stopped me in my tracks. It is a rare lidded box made of milk glass dating to c1898. The motif is the Spanish American War and featured on the lid is a bust of Admiral Dewey, commander of the fleet that won the war. Dewey rests on two criss-crossed USA flags, both of which have tassels. The name Dewey is embossed in the glass. Along the hull are portholes and casemate guns. In very fine condition with only the most mild of anticipated age and wear patterns ~ a few tight stable heat checks to the lid and base and a very few fleabites around the lid rim inside.
One reason to love this piece is its rarity ~ politics in milk glass! Plus, with milk glass currently regaining its popularity in the collectible antiques arena, this is a wonderful find. With lid in place, 4 1/2"T X 6 5/8"W x 3 1/16.