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christening bottle w/ribbons

Object Number: 
1943.427
Date: 
1943
Medium: 
Synthetic textile, glass, wire
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. ( 31.8 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Glass christening (champagne) bottle (shattered) wrapped in woven red, white and blue ribbon in a diamond pattern and tied in a bow around the base; blue ribbon wrapped around the the top and tied in a bow; part of of the red, white and blue cold tied under the blue ribbon to secure it for swinging.
Gallery Label: 
This botttle was used to christen the destroyer U.S.S. Levy by the donor on March 28, 1943. The ship was named in honor of Commodore Uriah Phillips Levy, the uncle of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles Mayhoff
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group