Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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

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 ITEM BM31. PATTERN MOLDED FLASK, bright, light pink amethyst, 12 nip't diamonds, pontil scar, 5 1/8"H, crudely sheared mouth, about mint (some lip edge roughness). Blown at Stiegel's American Flint Glass Manufactory, 1769-1774, rare.

Although Stiegel flasks blown in the 12 diamond mold are not rare, this example is a special one that exhibits not only the best possible form (chunky!!!!) but also wonderfully crisp detailing and spectacular color. More pink than purple (one collector knowingly referred to the shade as "lilac") this is a piece worthy of inclusion in the finest collections. Blown PRIOR to the Revolutionary War, this remarkable flask is truly a joy to behold and a gorgeous artifact of the Colonial period.



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