Pint Flask

American
about 1826–80


Place of Creation: Kensington, PA, United States

Dimensions

18.1 cm (7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1978.974

Medium or Technique

Glass, molded

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass

Pint flask with Columbia with Liberty cap facing left. “Kensington” in narrow curved frame below oval panel containing bust. Thirteen small 6-pointed stars surrounding bust. 10 short graduated vertical ribs at bottom of flask. Reverse shows large American Eagle, head turned to right shield with 10 vertical and 2 horizontal bars on breast, wings partly raised and right foreshortened. Thunderbolt (3 arrows) with feathered ends showing in its right talons, olive branch in left. Ten short graduated vertical ribs at bottom of flask. “Union Co” in narrow curved frame below oval panel containing eagle.

Markings

Kensington, Union Co. on obverse and reverse.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. William H. Fenn III, Yorklyn SR 21, Mt Cuba, Delaware

Credit Line

William H. Fenn III Glass Collection