Figured flask

Object Number: 
1953.383
Date: 
1824-1830
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 in. ( 19 x 11.4 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse: "LAFAYETTE" and "COVENTRY/ C-T" in relief: on reverse: "S & S"
Description: 
Olive amber non-lead glass figured flask blown in a two-part mold (McKearin GI-85) with hand-tooled flared lip, rectangular body with rounded shoulders, bust of Lafayette on obverse with inscriptions "LAFAYETTE" and "COVETRY C-T", Liberty cap on pole in oval frame with semi-circle of stars above and inscription "S & S" below on reverse, and oval base with mold seam and pontil mark.
Gallery Label: 
Marquis de Lafayette, hero of the American Revolution, toured the United States in 1824-25. The inscription "S & S" stands for Stebbins & Stebbins, proprietors of the Coventry Glass Works.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group