Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • United States
  • flask, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • earthenware, glazing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 13.6 x 5 x 10.6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 3/8 x 1 15/16 x 4 1/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6670

Blue glazed flask in the shape of a hardcover book. The front and back of the flask have an impressed design resembling tooled leather. In the center of the front and back sides is a circular medallion with a line on each side. There is a rectangular outline with small beading around the center design. On one end of the flask, the part represting the spine of the book, are the words, "History of Holland" and five horizontal rows of beading. There is a circular opening on the top of the flask.