Historical Flask

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Object Name: 
Historical Flask
Maker(s): 
Accession Number: 
55.4.251
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17.8 cm; Body W: 10.9 cm, D: 5.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1840-1848
Primary Description: 
Historical Flask. Transparent amber bubbly glass (one pint); wear marks; mold-blown; flattened oval body with concave base having rough pontil mark, cylindrical neck; on obverse bust of Taylor with "ZACHARY TAYLOR-ROUGH & READY", on reverse tall cornstalk with "CORN FOR THE WORLD", in GI-74 pattern.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
1955-11-12
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Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
CORN FOR THE WORLD
inscription
Pressed body, reverse
ZACHARY TAYLOR-ROUGH & READY
inscription
Pressed body, obverse
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 29; BIB# 22375
Two Hundred Years of American Blown Glass (Doubleday edition) (1950) pl. 114, #2, pp. 348-349; BIB# 25299
Two Hundred Years of American Blown Glass (Bonanza Books edition) (1950) pl. 114, #2, pp. 348-349; BIB# 96725