Washington Portrait Flask - GI-48






Circa 1845-1850 Bluish-Teal Washington Portrait Flask - GI-48

This is a very pretty colored pint flask, having an open pontiled base and a plain lip. Very nice embossing. This is McKearin GI-48, havingf a blank reverse. It's priced down because of a couple very minor issues, see below. This flask has been selling at auctions for $575-$1200 in this color.

Embossed: THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY / (portrait of George) // lempty oval slug)

Height: 7 1/2"  
Color: bluish-teal

Condition: displays near mint and is pretty clean with only the slightest trace haze in spots. The only issues are pontil chip that extends to the edge of the heel (from manufacturing), and the lip has a very light cork pry sliver and 1/4" faint ghost bruise, mentoned for accuracy. See pics. A very nice bottle at a reasonable price for 2 minor issues.

Reference Number: GW144

Price: $295