Jeff and Holly Noordsy

Dealers Specializing in the Sale of Early American Bottles, Glass and Period Decorative Arts


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.


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