Whiskey Flask with Portrait of Washington

Object Name: 
Whiskey Flask with Portrait of Washington

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Object Name: 
Whiskey Flask with Portrait of Washington
Accession Number: 
55.4.249
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1826
Primary Description: 
Whiskey Flask with Portrait of Washington. Blue non-lead glass; mold-blown. Flattened oval, short neck with portrait of George Washington in uniform facing left on one side with "GENERAL WASHINGTON" arching above. Reverse has an American Eagle facing right with "E PLURIBUS UNUM" above and "T.W.D." in oval below. Edge has inscriptions "ADAMS & JEFFERSON July 4 A.D. 1776" and "KENSINGTON GLASS WORKS PHILADELPHIA". Oval base with pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
1955-11-12
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
GENERAL WASHINGTON
inscription
body
ENSINGTON GLASS WORKS PHILADELPHIA
inscription
edge
ADAMS & JEFFERSON July 4 A.D. 1776
inscription
edge
E PLURIBUS UNUM; T.W.D.
inscription
body, reverse
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2003-03-20 through 2003-09-01
West Bridge Show
Dictionary of Ornament (1986) illustrated, p. 114, left column, #4;
American Bottles and Flasks and Their Ancestry (1978) pp. 526-527; BIB# 20280