Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
Accession Number: 
60.4.87
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 18.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1824-1825
Primary Description: 
Olive amber glass; mold-blown; plain lip, pontil mark. Obverse: Lafayette, profile facing right. Reverse: oval frame enclosing French Liberty Cap on pole and semi-circle of eleven five-pointed stars above frame. Inscription: "LA FAYETTE." in semi-circle above bust; below "COVETRY" in semi-circle above "C-T"; "N" omitted; reverse - below frame "S & S". Edges: finely ribbed vertically; two horizontal ribs at base which extend around flask.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
1960
McKearin, George S., Former Collection
1960
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
American Historical Flasks
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1953 through 1953
Glass: A Short History (Smithsonian Books edition) (2012) illustrated, p. 93; BIB# 130360
Glass: A Short History (The British Museum edition) (2012) illustrated, p. 93; BIB# 135965
The illustrated encyclopedia of glass (2011) illustrated, pp. 92, 115 (left); BIB# 128671
Flask with Mold (adult) (2011)BIB# 131721
Glassmaking, America's First Industry (2009-01) illustrated, p. 240, Fig. 4;
The Encyclopedia of Glass (2001) illustrated, p. 102; BIB# 69319
The Corning Museum of Glass, A Guide to the Collections (2001) (2001) illustrated, p. 109, left; BIB# 68214
1999 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook: Nature of America (1999) illustrated, p. 42, left; BIB# 63171
The Story of American Historical Flasks (1953) p. 50, #229; BIB# 67719