ITEM 2172. "WHARTON'S / WHISKY /
1850 / CHESTNUT / GROVE", brilliant sapphire blue, tear-drop
shaped pocket flask, smooth base, 5 3/8"H x 3"W x 1"D,
applied mouth with ring, a "mint" flask with a pinhead-sized
potstone disturbance. American, 1860-1870, very scarce.
This extraordinary pocket flask excels in all regards, exhibiting
exceptionally bright color and featuring pleasing glass crudity.
The bottle is heavily whittled and boldly embossed, with bubbles
throughout the glass and a tidily applied double collar that
tops the piece to perfection. If you are looking for a fine example
of this scarce pocket flask, THIS IS THE ONE!