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Figured flask: J.K.B. eagle insignia, green

Object Number: 
1937.959
Date: 
1815-1836
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 5 x 2 in. ( 18.4 x 12.7 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse: "JK/B"
Description: 
Green lead glass figured flask blown in full-size two-part mold (McKearin GIV-3) with hand-tooled flared finish, rectangular body with rounded shoulders, Masonic arch and Masonic symbols on obverse, American eagle with banner above and cartouche below containing the text "JKB", and flat base with slight 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