Overall: 7 7/8 x 5 1/2 x 3 in. ( 20 x 14 x 7.6 cm )
Olive green lead glass figured flask blown in a two-part mold (McKearin GI-46) with hand-tooled flared lip, oval body with bust of George Washington and inscription "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" on obverse, bust of Zachary Taylor and inscription "GEN. Z. TAYLOR" on reverse, and pontil mark on base.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
in relief: on obverse: "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" in relief: on reverse: "GEN. Z. TAYLOR"
This flask reflects Taylor's growing popularity as a hero of the Mexican War and as a potential presidential candidate (see Kenneth M. Wilson, "American Glass, 1760-1930," vol. 1, p. 126).
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.