Vinegar Flask (George Washington)
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
7 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 3 3/8 in. (19.7 x 14.6 x 8.6 cm) (show scale)
Molded on underside of bottle: "7 [upright oval bisected by diamond] 2 / 5"
Molded around bust of Washington on front: "1732 GEORGE WASHINGTON 1932"
Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
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.
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)
overall, 40.247.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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