Cleveland vs. Harrison: 1892 campaign etched glass portrait flasks
Cleveland vs. Harrison: 1892 campaign etched glass portrait flasks

Cleveland vs. Harrison: 1892 campaign etched glass portrait flasks

Price: $1,000.00
Pair of matching flasks promoting the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates, 1892.
Catalog No: 18980
Availability: In Stock.
SIZE: 7 in.
GRADE: Choice/XF
Pair of matching flasks promoting the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates, 1892. Acid-etched glass, with original metal screw-on caps. One for the incumbent, Benjamin Harrison, and one for the challenger Grover Cleveland. Both feature portraits above an eagle perched on a shield with ranked flags. On a streamer encircling Harrison, the slogan, "One Good Term Deserves Another"; encircling Cleveland, "A Public Office is a Public Trust." Both essentially mint.

These flasks literally stopped us in our tracks! We had never seen one, let alone the pair. Neither appear in the standard reference, Lindsey's American Historical Glass; nor in Hake, nor in any publication we can cite. Nor have they appeared in any major political auction in the past 20 years, suggesting that they were missing from several important collections of 3-D, including Gillette and Frent. Undoubtedly collected during the campaign and lovingly preserved by each owner until they came into our possession, they represent a unique opportunity for an advanced collector.

NOTE: Must ship to a U.S. Address.

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