Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
67.4.177
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 16.8 cm, W: 11.5 cm, D: Diam (max):
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1824-1825
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Amory Houghton, Sr.
Primary Description: 
Light green non-lead glass; mold-blown. Oval with plain lip and short neck. Obverse has Lafayette in uniform facing right with "GENERAL LAFAYETTE" above and "REPUBLICAN GRATITUDE" above that; obverse has American Eagle with "E PLURIBUS UNUM" above and "KENSINGTON GLASS WORKS PHILADELPHIA" above that. Eagle clutches a frame with "T.W.D." inside; rough pontil mark on oval base.
Provenance: 
Houghton, The Honorable Amory (American, 1926-2020), Source
Color: 
Technique: 
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: American History in Glass
Venue(s)
Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Library 1996-01-19 through 1996-01-19