Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.4.14
Dimensions: 
H: 17.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1826
Primary Description: 
Light green glass; blown-molded; plain lip, pontil mark. Obverse: three-quarter view of Washington in uniform facing left. Reverse: American Eagle, head turned to right; shield with seven bars on breast, wings partly raised and right foreshortened. Thunderbolt (five arrows) in its right talons, large olive branch in left. Sun rays above eagle's head. Eagle stands on oval frame with inner band of twenty-eight small pearls. Inscription: "GENERAL WASHINGTON" in semi-circle above bust. Reverse: "E. PLURIBUS UNUM." in semi-circle above sun rays. In oval frame "T.W.D.". Edges: vertically ribbed and with inscription "ADAMS & JEFFERSON JULY 4, A.D. 1776" and "KENSINGTON GLASSWORKS PHILADELPHIA". Three small stars after 1776.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
GI-14
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Masterpieces of American Glass
Venue(s)
Museum of Applied Arts 1990-07-27 through 1990-09-02
State Hermitage Museum 1990-09-15 through 1990-10-21
Museum of the State Institute of Glass 1990-11-02 through 1991-01-04
Glass A to Z (2002) illustrated, p. 277; BIB# 73416
Masterpieces of American Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 28, 92-93, pl. 42; BIB# 33046
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 33; BIB# 22375