Eagle Flask

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Object Name: 
Eagle Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.4.171
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17.5 cm, W: 11.2 cm, D: Diam (max):
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1822-1832
Primary Description: 
Aquamarine glass; mold-blown; plain lip, pontil mark, non-lead. Obverse: designs on oval panels; American Eagle, head turned to left; wings partly raised and left foreshortened. Large shield with eight vertical bars on breast. Thunderbolt (four arrows) in eagle's left talons, large olive branch in right. Sun rays (twenty-three rays) surround eagle's head. Eagle stands on oval frame which is not broken at top, with inner band of twenty tiny pearls. A horizontal bar connects eagle's talons. Reverse: same as obverse. Edges: three vertical ribs.
Pattern Name: 
GII-40
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
American Historical Flasks
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1953 through 1953
The Story of American Historical Flasks (1953) p. 31, #98; BIB# 67719