Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
76.3.22
Dimensions: 
H (with stopper): 20 cm, W: 9.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1850-1875
Credit Line: 
Gift of Derek and Frances Van Dyke
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, engraved, silver (yellow) stained. Flattened, ovoid form, with short cylindrical neck; one face with engraved and silver-stained (yellow) panel depicting a glassblower, bench and furnace, the glassblower holding his pipe aloft, with a glass gather (probably for crown window) aloft; stylized flowers above and below; the reverse side with engraved sprays of oak leaves and acorns; the bottom of the flask broken (pontil scar).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Van Dyke, Frances, Source
Van Dyke, Derek, Source