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flask
  • Dyottville Glass Works
    active 1833–1923
  • flask, circa 1847
  • Where object was made: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • glass
  • Object Height: 17.3 cm
    Object Height: 6 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6219
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Description

Aquamarine glass portrait flask with rounded edges and a short neck. On one side is a profile bust of a male figure with a ponytail (identified as George Washington). Above him are the words, "THE FATHER OF OUR COUNTRY." On the other side is a profile bust of a man in a military uniform (identified as General Zachary Taylor). Above him are the words, "I HAVE ENDEAVORED TO DO MY DUTY."