ITEM 9821. EAGLE - LYRE (McK#
GII-22), deep aquamarine with numerous black strings and olive
yellow striations, pontil scar, pint, sheared and fire polished
mouth, about mint (flask may have been very lightly cleaned).
Probably blown at the Kentucky Glass Works, Louisville, KY,
C. 1855, rare.
It is this wonderful flask's incredibly long neck that makes
it a singular example of a very popular and well designed mold.
The flask displays as perfect but very careful inspection indicates
that it may have been lightly cleaned, though I do not find this
to be a distraction in the least (and this from someone who does
not like cleaned bottles as a general rule). The mold detailing
is superb and the numerous strings of black ash and olive yellow
striations in the mouth and neck lend the piece additional character.
Price: $1850 plus
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