Wonderful Ca. 1900 Admiral Dewey Battle of Manila Bay Commemorative Pitcher by Beatty-Brady Glass Co
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Wonderful Ca. 1900 Admiral Dewey Battle of Manila Bay Commemorative Pitcher by Beatty-Brady Glass Co

Code: usnpg00007dgp

$185.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Wonderful circa 1900 Admiral Dewey, Battle of Manila Bay Commemorative pressed glass pitcher by Beatty-Brady Glass Company of Steubenville, Ohio and Dunkirk, Indiana. The front features the bust of Admiral Dewey surrounded by a wreath and flanked with an Army and Navy soldier on either side. Just below the spout, is an eagle carrying a US Shield in its talons, the shield reads: "LIBERTY" and beneath it is embossed with Dewey's command to Gridley, captain of the flagship Olympia, to begin firing on the Spanish fleet when ready and reads: "GRIDLEY YOU MAY FIRE WHEN READY". Just to the side of the handle, the pitcher features a scroll that reads: "OLYMPIA, McCULLOGH, PETREL, CONCORD, RALEIGH, BOSTON, BALTIMORE MANILA MAY 1ST, 1898". Dewey sailed from Hong Kong to the Philippines, and destroyed the entire Spanish fleet located there, a total of ten ships, on May 1, without a single American loss of life.

VINTAGE: Circa 1900's

SIZE: Approximately 8-7/8" tall 6" (top) 4" (base)

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Pressed glass

ATTACHMENT: Glass handle

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Spanish-American War collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay MDDX15 LAGEX1/16

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The pitcher shows minor to moderate wear, mostly to base where a couple of small chips can be seen, but does not detract from look, overall excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.