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portrait flask
  • Kensington Glass Works
    active 1816–1833
  • portrait flask, circa 1826
  • Where object was made: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • glass
  • Object Height: 16.7 cm
    Object Height: 6 9/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6215
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Description

Pale green glass portrait flask with curved edges and a short neck. On one side is a bust of man in uniform, nearly full face (identified as Lafayette). On the other side is an eagle with a shield that has eight vertical bars. There is a thunderbolt and an olive branch in the eagle's talons.