Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.4.121
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 18.5 cm, W: 11.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1820-1829
Primary Description: 
Aquamarine glass; mold-blown; plain lip, pontil mark. Obverse: Columbia with Liberty Cap facing left; thirteen small six-pointed stars surrounding bust, ten short graduated vertical ribs at bottom of flask. Reverse: large American Eagle, head turned to right; shield with ten vertical and two horizontal bars on breast, wings partly raised and right foreshortened. Thunderbolt (three arrows) with feathered ends showing in its right talons, olive branch in left. Ten short graduated vertical ribs at bottom of flask. Inscription: "KENSINGTON" in narrow curved frame below oval panel containing bust; reverse - "UNION. Co" in narrow curved frame below oval panel containing eagle. Edges: single broad vertical rib.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
GI-117
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Liberties with Liberty
Venue(s)
Museum of American Folk Arts 1986-01-25 through 1986-05-18
The Coopererative Venture of the Union Glass Works, Kennsington, Pennsylvania, 1826-1842 (1997) illustrated, p. 117, fig. 27;
Liberties with Liberty (1986) p. 63, #79, ill.; BIB# 23611
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 36; BIB# 22375