Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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ITEM 8377. SUNBURST FLASK (McK# GVIII-2), clear light green, pontil scar, pint, sheared and fire polished mouth, about mint (several shallow bubbles are open on the surface). Blown at a New England Glass House, 1815-1825.

Typically attributed to Keene, these "two pound" sunburst flasks may also have been blown in South Boston. Among the earliest of the figured flasks, the design for these bottles was modeled upon a popular architectural feature of the period. This much better than average example exhibits a superior mold impression (all of the neck rings are clearly visible), lots of bubbles and very little wear at the high points.


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