University Museums

Title: Statue of Liberty Centennial pattern
Name: Mug
Date: 1985
Period: Modern
Medium: Glass, clear pressed
Country/Culture: American
Dimensions: 6 × 4 × 3 in. (15.2 × 10.2 × 7.6 cm)
Classification: Decorative Arts, Glass
Credit Line: Gift of Jacquelyn, member of #871 Captain Greeley Quester, and Ronald Smith. In the Iowa Quester Glass Collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: UM2016.744
More Information
Statue of Liberty pattern is based on “The Lady of Liberty” (“Liberty Enlightening the World”) by Auguste Bartholdi. Bartholdi was inspired by a French law professor and politician who is said to have commented in 1865 that any monument raised to U.S. independence would properly be a joint project of the French and American peoples.