Jeff and Holly Noordsy

Dealers Specializing in the Sale of Early American Bottles, Glass and Period Decorative Arts




ITEM 7782. ASSEMBLED PAIR OF PITKIN-TYPE FLASKS, 36 ribs, ribbed and swirled to the left, straw yellow and clear grass green, pontil scars, 6 ¾"H, sheared and fire polished mouths, mint flasks exhibiting the expected usage wear. Blown at a Connecticut Glass House, 1790-1820.

Almost certainly blown by the same gaffer, these extraordinary Pitkin-type flasks are the near mirror image of each other, differing only in color. The flasks are among a small group of objects blown by an unknown gaffer of considerable talents - they are distinguished by their near circular bases, tightly pinched mid-bodies and astoundingly tight ribbing. They are, simply stated, the "best" of their type.





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