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Object Name: 
Flask
Accession Number: 
50.4.350
Dimensions: 
Pint
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1860-1869
Primary Description: 
Flask. Bottle glass, light aquamarine; blown-molded; flattened ellipsoid body, long cylindrical neck with narrow flat ring below lip; molded relief decoration: obverse -- American flag flying above cannon and from pole supported by cannon balls; reverse: inscription "UNION" an two stars above shield with clasped hands and oval frame containing "F A & Co", the whole within frame formed of eleven stars in arc at top and spray of laurel leaves at sides; smooth base with dot at center.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin, George S. (b. 1874), Source
1950-07-31
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
UNION; F A & Co
inscription
Pressed reverse
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 71, #70; BIB# 21161