Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.4.4
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 16.8 cm, W: 11 cm, D: Diam (max):
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1820-1835
Primary Description: 
Light green glass; blown-molded; plain lip, pontil mark on base. Obverse: three-quarter view of Washington in uniform facing left. Reverse: American Eagle, head turned to right; shield with ten bars on breast; wings partly raised and right foreshortened. Thunderbolt (three arrows) in its right talons, olive branch of different shape in left. Sun rays above eagle's head surmounted by nine six-pointed stars. Eagle stands on oval frame broken at top with inner band of thirteen fairly large pearls. Two crossed curving lines in center of frame. Five short and two long converging vertical ribs at bottom of flask. Inscription: "GENERAL WASHINGTON". Similar to GI-1. Edges: horizontal beading with vertical medial rib.
Pattern Name: 
GI-4
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
American Historical Flasks
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1953 through 1953
Glass, the Mildred C. Howes collection (1971) illustrated, p. 8 (#15); BIB# 30149
The Story of American Historical Flasks (1953) p. 47, #193; BIB# 67719