Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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ITEM 8137. PITKIN-TYPE FLASK, golden amber, 36 ribs ribbed and swirled to the left, pontil scar, 6 1/4"H, sheared and fire polished mouth, mint. Blown at a Midwestern Glass House, 1810 to 1830.

Coin-shaped German half-post flasks of this type are typically attributed to Zanesville, Ohio and I have found no reason to challenge that assessment. In fact, the remarkable continuity of form and excellence in execution indicates that these so-called "popcorn" flasks were not simply blown at a single Glass House but quite likely created by the same glassblower/apprentice team.



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