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.