Figured flask

Object Number: 
1937.743
Date: 
1826-1835
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 5 x 2 1/2 in. ( 18.4 x 12.7 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse: "GENERAL WASHINGTON" in relief: on reverse: "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "T. W. D" in relief: on sides: "KENSINGTON GLASS WORKS PHILADELPHIA / ADAMS & JEFFERSON JULY 4. A. D. 1776"
Description: 
Green non-lead glass figured flask blown in a full-size two-part mold (McKearin GI-14) with hand-tooled cylindrical finish and ovoid body; on obverse, portrait of George Washington with inscription "GENERAL WASHINGTON" in oval frame; on reverse, in oval frame, American eagle grasping cartouche with inscription "T. W. D" with rays and inscription "E PLURIBUS UNUM" above eagle; on sides, inscription "KENSINGTON GLASS WORKS PHILADELPHIA / ADAMS & JEFFERSON JULY 4. A. D. 1776"; oval base with blowpipe mark.
Gallery Label: 
This flask commemorates the deaths of Adams and Jefferson which occurred on July 4, 1826. "T. W. D" stands for Thomas W. Dyott, owner of Kensington Glass Works.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group