Canteen-Shaped Flask

Object Name: 
Canteen-Shaped Flask

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Object Name: 
Canteen-Shaped Flask
Accession Number: 
60.4.208
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 18.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1820-1829
Primary Description: 
Clear green glass; mold-blown; plain lip, pontil mark, lead glass. Obverse: "Concentric Ring Eagle"; circular shaped; the entire flask covered with heavy concentric ribbing except for oval medallion in centre which carries the design on each side. Rather crude American Eagle, head turned to right; wings partly raised and left foreshortened. The eagle's tail curves sharply to the right and the legs extending downward appear to grasp a crude olive branch in the talons. Reverse: same as obverse. Edges: vertically ribbed.
Pattern Name: 
GII-76
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
1960
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
American Fancy: Exuberance and Delight in the Arts, 1790-1840
Venue(s)
Milwaukee Art Museum 2004-03-25 through 2004-07
Peabody Essex Museum 2004-07-14 through 2004-10-31
Maryland Historical Society
American Fancy: Exuberance in the Arts, 1790-1840 (2004) illustrated, p. 191, fig. 338; BIB# 81579