Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.4.100
Dimensions: 
H: 20.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1826-1828
Primary Description: 
Colorless, amethystine tint glass; mold-blown; plain lip, pontil mark, 1% lead. Obverse: Franklin, large three-quarter profile facing left. Reverse: Thomas W. Dyott, large three-quarter profile facing right. Inscription: "BENJAMIN FRANKLIN" in semi-circle above bust; reverse - T. W. DYOTT, M.D." in semi-circle above bust; on edges - "ERIPUTT COELO FULMEN. SCEPTRUMQUE TYRANNIS" "KENSINGTON GLASS WORKS, PHILADELPHIA". Translated freely the inscription is "He snatches from the sky the thunderbolt, and the scepter from tyrants". Edges: vertical ribbing different from pint.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
GI-96
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
Technique: 
Material: 
American Historical Flasks
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1953 through 1953
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 32, left; BIB# 22375
The Story of American Historical Flasks (1953) p. 46, #181; BIB# 67719