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Book flask

Book flask
Title
Book flask
Date 
1849-1858
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 5 3/4 in. ( 21 x 6.7 x 14.6 cm )
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
Marks 
impressed: on spine: "KOSSUTH"
Gallery Label 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group