ITEM SP56. PITKIN-TYPE
FLASK, clear olive green, 30 ribs, ribbed and swirled to the
left, pontil scar, 6 ½"H, crudely sheared and fire
polished mouth, a mint flask with a very crudely rendered mouth.
American, probably blown at a New Jersey Glass Works, 1760-1800.
Charmingly misshapen and rather crudely blown, this unusual Pitkin-type
flask was blown in a 30 rib mold and it is my best estimation
that it is New Jersey in origin. The 30 rib count is quite unusual,
as is the rather loose, waffle-style pattern.