Pike's Peak Flask

19th century


Object Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

McKearin-Wilson, GXI-9-10 Van Rensselaer, 20 GVII

Dimensions

23.18 x 12.7 x 5.71 cm (9 1/8 x 5 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1987.737

Medium or Technique

Aquamarine glass

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass

Aquamarine glass with molded lip and smooth pontil.
Obverse: “FOR PIKES PEAK” in semicircle over prospector with cane, pickaxe, and pack walking left on a small oblong frame with the inscription: “OLD RYE”.
Reverse: Eagle with small head, thick neck, and a shield in breast, holding thunderbolts (arrows). Eagle stands on an oval frame with inscription: “PITTSBURGH, PA”

Credit Line

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