Powder Flask

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Object Name: 
Powder Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.4.81
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 19 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1824-1825
Primary Description: 
Olive green glass; mold-blown; plain lip, pontil mark. Obverse: Lafayette, small profile facing right. Reverse: DeWitt Clinton, small profile facing right. Inscription: "LA FAYETTE" in semi-circle above bust; beneath bust horizontal bar and below "T.S."; reverse - "GE WITT CLINTON" in semi-circle above bust; "D" reversed; beneath in semi-circle "COVENTRY" and below "C-T". Edges: corrugated horizontally, corrugations extend around flask at base and juncture of neck and body.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
GI-80
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
1960
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
American Fancy: Exuberance and Delight in the Arts, 1790-1840
Venue(s)
Milwaukee Art Museum 2004-03-25 through 2004-07
Peabody Essex Museum 2004-07-14 through 2004-10-31
Maryland Historical Society
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: American History in Glass
Venue(s)
Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Library 1996-01-19 through 1996-01-19
 
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 17, left; BIB# 22375