Eagle/Anchor Flask

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Object Name: 
Eagle/Anchor Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.4.198
Dimensions: 
H: 16 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1857-1863
Primary Description: 
Aquamarine glass; mold-blown; applied collar, plain base. Obverse: American Eagle, head turned to left, wings partly raised and left slightly foreshortened. Large shield with six bars on eagle's breast. Eagle stands on large laurel wreath. Above eagle nine five-pointed stars. Similar to GII-66 except slight variation in the laurel wreath. Reverse: large anchor, in diagonal position across flask; above anchor ribbon frame with inscription "NEW LONDON"; below anchor similar frame with inscription "GLASS WORKS". Similar to GII-66 except end of rope of anchor turns to right below anchor instead of left. Edges: smooth.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
GII-67
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 5, right; BIB# 22375