Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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



ITEM 9082. SUNBURST FLASK (McK# GVIII-1), clear with a vaseline tint, pontil scar, pint, sheared and fire polished mouth, a mint flask exhibiting just a whisper of wear at the high points. Blown at a New England or New York State Glass House, 1815-1830. Rare color!

It is the bullseye at the convergence of the sunburst rays that distinguishes the GVIII-1 from the GVIII-2 and it's remarkable how this small design change alters the overall look of the flask. This top-o'-the-line specimen offers both an outstanding mold impression and pleasing overall glass crudity.

Attached below is a comparison photo showing the GVIII-1 on the left and a green GVIII-2 on the right.



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