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Object Name: Book flask
Date: 1849-1858
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Medium: Earthenware
Dimensions: Overall: 8 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 5 3/4 in. ( 21 x 6.7 x 14.6 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Bennington
Description: Molded yellowware flask in shape of a book with five horizontal bands on spine and circular opening on top; brown mottled glaze (Rockingham) with green flecks.
Credit Line: Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Object Number: 1953.713
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Marks: impressed: on spine: "KOSSUTH"

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Lajos Kossuth, a Hungarian revolutionary leader, toured the United States in 1851 at the invitation of the U.S. government. A popular hero, not unlike Lafayette, Kossuth inspired the production of commemorative objects such as this flask.