ITEM 6385. PITKIN-TYPE FLASK,
clear olive green, 30 vertical ribs, pontil scar, 6 3/8"H,
sheared and tooled mouth, about mint (minor exterior wear and
some interior haze). American, probably blown at a 18th century
South Jersey Glass House, rare.
This early Pitkin-type flask is unlike any other we have encountered.
The flask is blown from a metal reminiscent of the so-called
"Wistarburgh" chestnuts and it displays the same suspended
bubbles as one associate with that factory's products. The vertical
ribbing is in itself quite an unusual feature but when combined
with the flask's odd, coin-shaped form and probable date of manufacture
the result is a uniquely satisfying whole.
Price: $2800 plus shipping and insurance