American Eagle Flask

about 1850–60
Louisville Glass Works


Object Place: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

McKearin-Wilson, GII-114-115

Dimensions

22.22 x 15.24 x 7.62 cm (8 3/4 x 6 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

1987.730

Medium or Technique

Pale green glass

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass

Pale green glass with molded lip and smooth pontil.
Obverse: Eagle with small head pointing left with a slender neck. On breast is shield with five vertical bars. Three thunderbolts (arrows) in each talon. Narrow pennant streams from beak above head with no text. Below eagle within large oval frame: “LOUISVILLE/ KY”
Reverse: Similar to obverse, but inscription in lower oval frame encases the words: “GLASS/ WORKS”

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Philip B. Holmes in honor of George C. Seybolt