Both sides have an eagle (mostly gone on one side) & a large eight pointed star in an oval below eagle and fourteen stars above eagle. Yes, that is correct, there are fourteen stars above the eagle. This historical flask design is listed in "American Glass" by McKearin. The design is listed under No. 146 as G-II-24 on pages 540-541.
McKearin mentions various colors that the bottle was made in. The example we are offering appears to us to possibly be in a sapphire-blue color. Since McKearin lists one in sapphire-blue perhaps our name for the color of our bottle is correct. But, we know that flask collectors often have different names for specific colors. This is a rare flask in this color!!!
So, perhaps this incomplete example which we are offering in this listing will please someone who has an advanced taste for rare flasks but a lower budget. This flask was dug in a privy in Ohio.
As you can see from the photos this rare flask is in very rough & incomplete condition. The surface shows some surface stains from being under the ground most of its life. When the flask was found it was entirely broken apart at a number of areas & it was in numerous pieces of assorted sizes. All of the pieces found were carefully glued back together. The result is that a large part of the flask is present.However, a large part of the flask is missing. There are numerous pieces of various sizes that are entirely missing from the flask as clearly shown in the photos. The flask was possibly made by the Kentucky Glass Works. But, we are not certain. If made by the Louisville Glass Works the flask was made circa 1850's. If made by some other glass works the flask may date slightly earlier. We will, of course, take great care in packing this flask. It will be packed in multiple very sturdy boxes with lots of padding. Our reference number for this item is #4281. And available only to addresses within the U. The item "G-11-24 RARE SAPPHIRE-BLUE DOUBLE EAGLE HISTORICAL FLASK PRIVY DUG MAJOR DAMAGE" is in sale since Saturday, August 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Flasks". The seller is "imajgin" and is located in Lampeter, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.