Eagle Flask

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Object Name: 
Eagle Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 22.3 cm, W: 13.2 cm, D: Diam (max):
On Display
about 1860
Primary Description: 
Aquamarine glass; mold-blown; flat applied collar, pontil mark. Obverse: large shield containing at top scalloped frame with clasped hands; above and at sides of frame square and compasses surrounded by five small five-pointed stars; on either side of shield olive branch; similar to GIV-38 but square and compasses slightly smaller; olive branch slightly different, does not show berries. Reverse: in general appearance similar to GIV-38 but variation in detail of eagle's plumage. The shield plain and laurel branch extends from ribbon at left of shield; in oval frame letters "H & S". Inscription: "UNION" above shield containing clasped hands. Edges: smooth.
Pattern Name: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
Pittsburgh Glass, 1797-1891 (1976) illustrated, p. 219 (fig. 215, center); BIB# 19272