Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
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Accession Number: 
60.4.65
Dimensions: 
H: 17 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1828
Primary Description: 
Light green glass; mold-blown; plain lip, pontil mark. Obverse: three-quarter view of John Quincy Adams facing left. Reverse: American Eagle, head turned to right; shield with seven bars on breast; wings partly raised and right foreshortened. Thunderbolt (three arrows) in its right talons, large olive branch in left. Thirteen small five-pointed stars above eagle. Eagle stands on oval frame with inner band of sixteen pearls. Inscription: "JOHN Q. ADAMS" in semi-circle above bust; reverse - "J. T & Co" below the oval frame. Edges: horizontal beading with vertical medial rib.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
GI-62
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
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