Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.4.174
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14.5 cm, W: 9.5 cm, D: Diam (max):
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1826-1828
Primary Description: 
Aquamarine glass; mold-blown; plain lip, pontil mark, 5-10% lead, probably accidental. Obverse: designs on oval panels; American Eagle head erect and turned to right; large shield with six bars on breast. Thunderbolt (four arrows) in its right talons, large olive branch in left. Scattered sun rays around eagle's head. Eagle stands on oval frame with inner band of twenty-five small pearls. Reverse: cornucopia filled wit produce, narrow tip coiled to left. Inscription: "T.W.D." in oval frame below eagle. Edges: three vertical ribs, and with inscription "E PLURIBUS UNUM" "ONE OF MANY" "KENSINGTON GLASS WORKS PHILADELPHIA".
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
GII-43
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. 24, #43; BIB# 67719