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Figured flask

Object Number: 
1953.360
Date: 
1835-1855
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 5 x 2 in. ( 18.4 x 12.7 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Aquamarine non-lead glass figured flask blown in a two-part mold (McKearin GIX-20) with hand-tooled flared lip, oval impression below neck, pear-shaped body with scroll patterning and two stars, and pontil mark on base.
Gallery Label: 
According to Helen McKearin and Kenneth M. Wilson, this type of flask typically has a keyed base ("American Bottles & Flasks," p. 622).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group