Flask with Columbia and the American Eagle

Object Name: 
Flask with Columbia and the American Eagle

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Object Name: 
Flask with Columbia and the American Eagle
Accession Number: 
60.4.123
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 19 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1826-1835
Primary Description: 
Cobalt blue non-lead 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; similar to GI-117. Inscription: none. Edges: single broad vertical rib.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
GI-119
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
1960
Category: 
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
American Historical Flasks
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1953 through 1953
 
American Fancy: Exuberance in the Arts, 1790-1840 (2004) illustrated, p. 191, fig. 338; BIB# 81579
All About Glass = Garasu Daihyakka (1993) p. 107; BIB# 36566
Glassworks (AAF) (1992-06) p. 67;
Masterpieces of American Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 1, 28, 93, pl. 43; BIB# 33046
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 75-76, #67; BIB# 33211
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 67, #65; BIB# 21161
The Story of American Historical Flasks (1953) p. 29, #63; BIB# 67719