ITEM SP55. PITKIN-TYPE
FLASK, yellow with an olive tone, swirled to the left, 36 ribs,
pontil scar, 5 1/4"H x 3 3/4"W at widest point, sheared
and fire polished mouth, mint. New England, probably blown at
the Pitkin Glass Works, East Hartford, CT, 1790-1820.
Primarily yellow with just a slight olive tone, this wonderful
Pitkin flask would serve as the perfect antidote to those folks
who mistakenly believe that the early New England factories did
not produce "beautifully colored" bottles. As pretty
(or prettier) than the Baltimore and Dyottville flasks blown
half-a-century or more later, this early 19th century piece is
truly a joy to behold!