Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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

 

NEW ENGLAND PITKIN-TYPE FLASK - RARE RIB COUNT!

 

ITEM CD006. PITKIN-TYPE FLASK, 38 vertical ribs and 36 ribs swirled to the left, clear olive green, pontil scar, 6 13/16"H, sheared and fire polished mouth, a mint flask exhibiting some minor wear at the base edge. Blown at a New England Glass House, 1790-1820, very rare rib count.

Of the many Pitkin-type flasks we have encountered over the years this is one of only two examples that was blown with the use of two differently numbered rib molds. The visual effect of the two additional vertical ribs is a subtle and appealing departure from the norm.


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