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Object Name: Figured flask
Date: 1835-1855
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Medium: Glass
Dimensions: Overall: 5 3/4 x 3 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 14.6 x 9.2 x 5.7 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Olive green non-lead glass figured flask blown in a two-part mold (McKearin GI-114) with hand-tooled flared lip, oval body with classical busts on either side (possibly Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron), and pontil mark on base.
Credit Line: Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Object Number: 1953.387
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According to McKearin and Wilson, the two busts depicted on this flask are traditionally identified as Scott and Byron, but the basis for this attribution is unknown ("American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry," p. 552).