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Figured flask w/cap: George Washington

Object Number: 
1948.478
Date: 
1932
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 6 x 3 in. ( 20.3 x 15.2 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse: "1732 GEORGE WASHINGTON 1932" in relief: on base: "7 [elongated horizontal diamond with O superimposed] 2 / 7"
Description: 
Colorless glass machine-made figured flask with metal screw cap, ovoid body with bust of George Washington with inscription "1732 GEORGE WASHINGTON 1932" on obverse and American eagle with twelve stars on reverse.
Gallery Label: 
This flask was produced to commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of Washington's birth. According to accession records, it was a container for prune juice at the A&P Grocery store. The "7" on the base indicates manufacture at the Alton plant of the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, and the "2" represents the date 1932.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John V. Irwin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group