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Vinegar Flask (George Washington)

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MEDIUM Glass
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES 1932
    DIMENSIONS 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 3 3/8 in. (19.7 x 14.6 x 8.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Molded on underside of bottle: "7 [upright oval bisected by diamond] 2 / 5"
    INSCRIPTIONS Molded around bust of Washington on front: "1732 GEORGE WASHINGTON 1932"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 40.247
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION American. Vinegar Flask (George Washington), 1932. Glass, 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 3 3/8 in. (19.7 x 14.6 x 8.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.247. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.247.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 40.247.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Colorless pressed glass vinegar flask. Ovoid shaped flask with flat front and back and vertical ribbing along rounded sides; cylindrical neck rises from top and ends in threaded mouth (for now lost screw-on cap). Front decorated with molded profile bust of George Washington, framed by inscription: "1732 GEORGE WASHINGTON 1932". Back decorated with American eagle and crest; border of stars around lower half. CONDITION: Good; few spots of dirt.
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