Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
Accession Number: 
55.4.277
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17.1 cm; Body W: 10.2 cm, D: 7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1792
Web Description: 
Francis Stenger was a member of a glassmaking family in southern New Jersey.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
1955-11-12
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
F. Stenger: 1792
inscription
Engraved body
Primary Description: 
Flask. Clear glass with smoky-greenish tinge and minute bubbles; wear marks; free blown and engraved; flattened oval body with rough pontil mark at base and short cylindrical neck slightly flaring at thickened rim; on body a medallion formed by two leaf-and flower sprays and enclosing the name: "F. Stenger: 1792", on the reverse a circular medallion formed by two slender leaf sprays joined at top and bottom by a four petaled flower and enclosing a bottle, a plow, and Masonic trowel and square.
Independence Pursued: 17th and 18th c. American Glass: Amelung
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1976-05 through 1976-11
Loan exhibition of eighteenth and early nineteenth century furniture & glass; for the benefit of the National Council of Girl Scouts, inc.
Venue(s)
American Art Galleries 1929-09-25 through 1929-10-09
 
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 3) (2012) pp. 85, 682; BIB# 61154
American Antiques and Collectibles (2001) illustrated, p. 267; BIB# 76353
Art of the State: Maryland, The Spirit of America (1998) illustrated, p. 46; BIB# 85422
A Catalogue of American Antiques (1990) illustrated, p. 95; BIB# 69239
John Frederick Amelung and the New Bremen Glassmanufactory (1976) illustrated, pp. 72-73, #12 fig. 31 A-B; BIB# AI6136
Glass terminology: a German-English Glossary (1967) illustrated, pl. VI (right); BIB# 59459
American Glass (1948) (1948) pl. 37, #1-2; BIB# 25297