Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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portrait flask
  • Dyottville Glass Works
    active 1833–1923
  • portrait flask, circa 1833–1870
  • Where object was made: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • glass
  • Object Height: 20.4 cm
    Object Height: 8 1/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6218
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Description
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Emerald-green glass portrait flask with rounded edges and a short neck. On one side of the flask is a profile bust of a male figure with a ponytail (identified as George Washington). Above the bust are the words, "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY." On the other side of the flask is a profile bust of a male figure in a military uniform (identified as General Zachary Taylor). Above the bust are the words, "GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS."