ITEM 8513. "LAFAYETTE"
/ BUST OF LAFAYETTE / "COVENTRY / CT" - LIBERTY CAP
/ "S & S," (McK# GI-86), yellow olive, pontil scar,
half-pint, sheared and fire polished mouth, a mint flask with
some very minor wear at the high points. Blown at the Coventry
Glass Works, Coventry, CT, C. 1824, a scarce flask in a hard
to find shade of color.
This truly "historic" figured flask was blown in or
around 1824 to commemorate Lafayette's final visit to the United
States. This particular example is decidedly "greener"
than most and it exhibits better than average mold detailing
and a pleasingly crude overall glass texture.