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Figured flask

Object Number: 
1937.1331
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 2 in. ( 18.4 x 11.4 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
embossed: on reverse "NEW GRANITE GLASS WORKS/ STODDARD/ NH"
Description: 
Amber-green non-lead glass figured flask blown in a full-sized, two-part mold (McKearin GX-27); flask has a hand-tooled flared cylindrical neck, rounded shoulders, and a rectangular embossed with the American flag with thirteen stars on the obverse, and the inscription "NEW GRANITE GLASS WORKS STODDARD NH" on the obverse, with a flat bottom with a pontil mark.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group