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.