Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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SUPERB CONNECTICUT PITKIN-TYPE FLASK - GREAT FORM AND COLOR!

 

ITEM SP95. PITKIN-TYPE FLASK, 36 ribs, ribbed and swirled to the left, brilliant sage green, pontil scar, 5 1/8"H, sheared and fire polished mouth, a mint flask exhibiting the expected light wear at the base edge. Blown at a Connecticut Glass House, 1790-1820.

Although common as a whole, not all Pitkin-type flasks are of the same quality and the thrill in collecting them is in separating the good, from the better, from the best. Having collected Pitkin-type flasks for more than a decade I am confident in ascribing this example to the category of "the best." Yes, there is some light wear at the base edge but the flask's brilliant color, form (nearly circular at the base and pinched tightly at midbody) and strength of impression make it stand out from the crowd. It is truly a standout example of the early glassblowers' artistry.


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