Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.4.175
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14 cm, W: 9.5 cm, D: Diam (max):
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1824-about 1826
Primary Description: 
Aquamarine glass; mold-blown; plain lip, pontil mark, non-lead. 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; similar to GII-43. Reverse: cornucopia filled with produce, narrow tip coiled to left; similar to GII-43. Inscription: "T.W.D" in oval frame below eagle. Edges: vertically ribbed but without any inscription.
Pattern Name: 
GII-44
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
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