Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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28 RIB PITKIN TYPE FLASK - RARE FORM AND RIB COUNT

ITEM 10909. PITKIN-TYPE FLASK, 28 ribs, ribbed slightly to the left, olive yellow, pontil scar, ½ pint (5 7/8"H), sheared and fire polished mouth, an undamaged flask exhibiting some light, scattered exterior usage wear. Blown at a New England Glass House, 1790-1840, rare form and rib count.


This highly unusual New England pitkin-type flask has very few comparables. When one does encounter a flask with the 28 rib count it is typically an olive green pint sized example with vertical ribbing. Half-pint examples like this one are scarce as hen's teeth and this is an appealing example with a smattering of tiny bubbles and an overall transparency that lends the piece the appearance of being cross-swirled.


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