Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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




ITEM 8086. PITKIN-TYPE FLASK, 36 ribs, ribbed and swirled to the left, light, bright olive green, pontil scar, 6 7/8"H, sheared and fire polished mouth, a mint flask with just a whisper of usage wear. Blown at a Connecticut Glass House, 1790-1820.

In a recent conversation with a colleague I was told that "Pitkin-type flasks are common." I responded "that may be true, but the really good ones are few and far between." (Think - paintings are common but is every one a Picasso?!) With that said, this is a REALLY good New England Pitkin-type flask with perfect form (nearly cylindrical at the base and pinched tightly at midbody), strong ribbing and a wonderfully pleasing, transparent color. If you want "the one" and not just "any one" this is the bottle for you!



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