Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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ITEM 10842. PITKIN-TYPE FLASK, 31 ribs, ribbed and swirled to the right, bright medium green, pontil scar, pint (6 5/8"H), sheared and fire polished mouth, mint. American, probably blown at a Midwestern or Mid-Atlantic Glass House, 1810-1830.

At one time, flasks of this general type were referred to as simply "Midwestern" but the archeological findings of Boo Morcom indicate that similar flasks were also blown in the Mid-Atlantic, more specifically at the Gloucester Glass Works in modern day Clementon, New Jersey. My strong sense is that this particular flask is a Clementon product (based on form, color and glass texture) but a Midwestern attribution can't be entirely discounted. No matter of its origins, this is a very fine example of an early 19th century half post flask in superb "as blown" condition with no damage or wear. The mold impression is exceptionally crisp and as shown by the photos, the bubbly bright green glass is beautifully transparent.

Price: $1350 plus shipping and insurance


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