Louisville Glass Works
“American Eagle” Flask
Nineteenth-century American "figured flasks" can have a variety of images, from political to purely ornamental. These bottles and flasks for holding liquor were mold-blown, and exploded in popularity after the War of 1812. They have been tremendously collectible over the past 100 years, with collectors seeking to locate specific patterns showing a given politician or celebrity or social slogan in the variety of colors produced by a given glasshouse.