ITEM 10222. SUNBURST FLASK (McK#
GVIII-2), clear light green, pontil scar, pint, sheared and fire
polished mouth, mint. Blown at a New England or New York State
Glass House, 1815-1825.
Typically attributed to Keene,
these "two pound" sunburst flasks may also have been
blown in South Boston or perhaps at the factory in Mount Vernon,
NY. Among the earliest of the figured flasks, the design for
these bottles was modeled upon a popular architectural feature
of the period. This much better than average example exhibits
a superior mold impression (all of the neck rings are clearly
visible), lots of bubbles and very little wear at the high points.
It also features a decidedly off center pontil mark that lends
additional charater to this already handsome flask.