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Figured flask

Object Number: 
1953.387
Date: 
1835-1855
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 3 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 14.6 x 9.2 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Olive green non-lead glass figured flask blown in a two-part mold (McKearin GI-114) with hand-tooled flared lip, oval body with classical busts on either side (possibly Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron), and pontil mark on base.
Gallery Label: 
According to McKearin and Wilson, the two busts depicted on this flask are traditionally identified as Scott and Byron, but the basis for this attribution is unknown ("American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry," p. 552).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group