GI-73 “General Taylor” – Monument Portrait Flask

Provenance: Sandor P. Fuss Collection

The General Taylor/Fells Point flask features General Zachary Taylor in profile, facing left. He is in uniform with short hair with an ornamental shoulder piece on the coat or jacket of his military uniform. The inscription “GENL TAYLOR” is arched above the bust.

The reverse pictures the Washington Monument at Fells Point in Baltimore, Maryland. This was the first monument erected to commemorate George Washington in America. “FELLS POINT” is arched above the monument and the inscription “BALTO” is in a straight line below the monument.

The pint flask has a plain lip and pontil mark.

Colors you can find this flask in include aqua which is comparatively scarce; pale green is noted as scarce; grass green, brilliant green, pale yellow-green, dark yellow-green, and pale greenish-yellow are rare; and olive-yellow, pale amethyst, amethyst, deep amethyst, puce, dark wine, and sapphire are very rare.

The flask was made in Baltimore, Maryland from 1830 to 1850. Probably at Baltimore Glass Works.

Read More: Looking at earlier Baltimore ‘Washington Monument’ Historical Flasks

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Auction Lot 27:  “Genl Taylor” And Bust – “Fells Point / Balto” And Monument Portrait Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1830-1850. Bright light to medium moss green, sheared mouth – pontil scar, pint; (light exterior wear). GI-73 Exceptional, rare color. Fine condition. Norman C. Heckler & Company

Auction Lot 158: “Genl Taylor” And Bust – “Fells Point / Balto” And Monument Portrait Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1830-1850. Aquamarine, sheared mouth – pontil scar, pint; (1/16 inch flake on medial rib). GI-73 Numerous small bubbles and an attractive longer neck. Generally fine condition. Norman C. Heckler & Company

Auction Lot 3: “Genl Taylor” And Bust – “Fells Point / Balto” And Monument Portrait Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1830-1850. Medium amethyst with wine tones, sheared mouth – pontil scar, pint; (light exterior high point wear, light interior content residue). GI-73 Extremely rare and beautiful color. This exciting flask hasn’t been offered publicly in 72 years. Fine condition. Ex George Horace Lorimer collection, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 1944, #244. Norman C. Heckler & Company, Auction #143

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