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Overall: 8 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 5 3/4 in. ( 21 x 6.7 x 14.6 cm )
impressed: on spine: "KOSSUTH"
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.
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.
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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