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Gemel flask

Object Number: 
1965.762
Date: 
1800-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 21 x 10.2 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Colorless blown lead glass gemel flask formed from two flasks stuck together and necks pulled in opposite directions; flasks have short cylindrical necks with applied purple glass lips, ovoid tapered bodies decorated with applied opaque white threads pulled up into a loop pattern and marvered and with applied bands of trailings crimped into parallel notches on the edges, and shared applied cirlcular base with pontil mark.
Gallery Label: 
Gemel bottles were made in England, Ireland, and America in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group