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Object Name: Figured flask
Date: 1851-1855
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Medium: Glass
Dimensions: Overall: 10 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 5 in. ( 26.7 x 14.6 x 12.7 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Philadelphia
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Description: Light aquamarine lead glass bottle blown in a full-sized, three-part mold (McKearin GI-100) embossed with a profile portrait bust of Lajos Kossuth with the inscription, "KOSSUTH" on the obverse with a bust of Jenny Lind framed in a wreath with the inscription, "JENNY LIND" on the reverse; bottle is calabash-shaped, with an applied and tooled collar and a pontil mark on the bottom.
Credit Line: Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
Object Number: 1945.285
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Marks: embossed: on obverse; "KOSSUTH" embossed: on reverse, "JENNY LIND"

Gallery Label:

Jenny Lind, the famed soprano from Sweden, and Lajos Kossuth, leader of the failed Hungarian Revolution of 1848-1850, both toured the United States in 1851-1852. Both were incredibly popular with the American public, and both were commemorated with numerous souvenirs depicting their likenesses.

Provenance:

The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt