Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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 ITEM 6014. PATTERN MOLDED FLASK, bluish aquamarine, 24 vertical ribs, flattened ovoid, pontil scar, 7 ¾"H, flared mouth, a mint flask with the expected usage wear. American, probably blown at a Midwestern Glass House, 1830-1850, rare.

This attractively formed flask was blown from a gather initially patterned in a 24 rib mold that was carefully manipulated to its current size and shape. Flasks of this type were often covered in wicker but because this particular example is pattern molded, it is more likely that the piece was never covered. The flask is a rare survivor and one of only a few I have seen in this particular size, shape and rib count.



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