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Catalog Number 2016.023.001
Description Bernasqué's Hotel Flask, c. 1903-1918. Glass whisky flask with a dark wooden bark exterior and cap cover. Bark has an oval opening in the front center with a clear glass window displaying text that reads, "Compliments of .. / Bernasqué's Hotel / Redwood City, Cal." On lower right side and top center just beneath shoulder are two section of raw wood where a branch has been cut off. To left of front cut section is a section of pine needles, orange in color, affixed to bark. Bottom of flask is raw wood. Screw-top cap is galvanized metal with bark outer coating and cork inside top. Glass rim of bottle is clear glass.
Object Name Bottle, Spirits
Collection 3D - Containers
Title Bernasqué's Hotel Flask, c. 1903-1918
Date c. 1903-1918
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "Compliments of .. / Bernasqué's Hotel / Redwood City, Cal." (beneath glass window on front)
Provenance Distributed by the Bernasqué's Hotel.
Notes According to a 1909 advertisement, the Bernasqué's Hotel was located at 1205 El Camino Real in Redwood City. It offered choice liquors and cigars, French meals to order and Boarding and Lodging.
Dimensions H-7.25 W-3.5 D-1.5 inches
Search Terms Bernasqué's Hotel
Redwood City
Redwood City - Business
Redwood City Business
Redwood City Businesses
Subjects Beverages