Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.3.103
Dimensions: 
H: 12.1 cm; D (max.): 10.5 cm, (min.): 5.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1701-1800
Primary Description: 
Clear very bubbly and heavy glass with bluish-green tinge; free- blown and enameled. Flattened oval body with concave base having rough pontil mark, short cylindrical neck; on the obverse a blue bird turned back with its beak touching a brick red heart, the bird walks on a long patch of grass with blue leaf spray-like motifs and flanked by two larger leaf and flower sprays and in red, blue, yellow and white, underneath the grass patch a festoon border; on the reverse an inscription: "VIVAT AMERICA. Herz oben fogel unten" (heart above, bird below); around the shoulder a blue, yellow and white wreath.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Parke-Bernet Galleries, NYC, Source
Kennedy, James B., Former Collection