Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.4.94
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17.8 cm, W: 11.6 cm, D: Diam (max):
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1826
Primary Description: 
Aquamarine glass; mold-blown; plain lip, pontil mark, 5-10% lead, probably accidental. Obverse: Lafayette, large bust in uniform, nearly full face. Reverse: American Eagle head turned to left; shield with eight vertical bars on breast, wings partly raised. Thunderbolt (four arrows) in left talons, olive branch in right. Eagle stands on oval frame with inner band of twenty-one medium-size pearls. Above eagle sun rays and "E. PLURIBUS UNUM: above rays. Inscription: "GENERAL LA FAYETTE" in semi-circle above bust; reverse - "T. W. D." in oval frame below eagle; on edges - "REPUBLICAN GRATITUDE" "KENSINGTON GLASS WORKS PHILADELPHIA". Edges: heavy vertical medial rib.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
GI-90
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, #39; BIB# 67719