Overall: 9 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. ( 24.8 x 14 x 11.4 cm )
embossed: on obverse; "LOUIS KOSSUTH" embossed: on reverse; "U.S. STEAM FRIGATE/ MISSISSIPPI" embossed: on paddlewheel; "S. HUFFSEY" embossed: on bottom; "P.H. DOFLEIN/ MOULD MAKER/ NTH 5T ST. 84"
Dark blue-green, non-lead glass bottle blown in a full-sized, three-part mold (McKearin GI-112) embossed with a bust of Lajos Kossuth with flags and the inscription "LOUIS KOSSUTH" on the obverse, with a steam frigate with the inscription "U.S. Steam Frigate Mississippi" and "S. HUFFSEY" on the reverse; bottle is calabash-shaped with molded ribs, an applied and tooled collar, and a pontil mark.
Lajos Kossuth (1802-1894) was the leader of the failed Hungarian Revolution of 1848-1850. On October 15, 1851 he landed in New York to begin a tour of America to raise money and political support for his cause. Though popular with the American public, he was unsuccessful in his attempt to gain money or government recognition. Samuel Huffsey was a Philadelphia glass retailer between 1851-1857, and Philip Doflein was a Philadelphia mold maker between 1842-1899.
Bequest of Randall J. LeBoeuf, Jr., 1976
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