American Eagle Flask

about 1850–60
Louisville Glass Works

Object Place: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

McKearin-Wilson, GII-114-115


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pale green glass

Not On View





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