George Washington portrait flask

about 1833–39
Dyottville Glass Works (active about 1833–1839)


Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

McKearin, GI-42 Van Rensselaer, 15 D2; GV

Dimensions

Overall: 20.3 x 15.2 x 8.9 cm (8 x 6 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1987.739

Medium or Technique

Molded aquamarine glass

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass

Aquamarine glass with plain lip and rough pontil.
Obverse: Washington in classical profile bust with queue, facing left, wearing toga. Above Washington in an arc: “THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY”.
Reverse: General Taylor profile bust facing right, in uniform. Above Taylor in an arc: “A LITTLE MORE GRAPE CAPTAIN BRAGG”.

Credit Line

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