Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.4.69
Dimensions: 
H: 15.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1824-about 1828
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless, slightly purple glass; mold-blown; plain lip, pontil mark. Obverse: Jackson, three-quarter view, facing left in uniform. Similar to GI-64. 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, olive branch in left. Laurel branch in eagle's beak. Nine six-pointed stars above eagle. Eagle stands on oval frame with inner band of sixteen large pearls. Similar to GI-64. Inscription: "GENERAL JACKSON" in semi-circle above eagle; reverse - "J. R." in oval frame below eagle; "LAIRD. SC. PITT." in semi-circle below oval frame. Edges: horizontal beading with vertical medial rib.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
GI-66
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
Technique: 
Material: 
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 31, right; BIB# 22375