Pilgrim flask

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Object Name: 
Pilgrim flask
Accession Number: 
51.3.241
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 24.0 cm; Rim Diam: 4.0 cm; Foot Diam: 9.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1701-1800
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass, slightly crackled on inside; free-blown, with applied decoration and engraved. Flattened pear-shaped body pierced through middle (sides pushed in and meeting at center), tapering neck with applied heavy collar terminating in drawn thread spiraled down neck; applied thick heavy oval foot; applied decoration: on ends, from foot to base of neck, pair of corrugated ribbons; on sides, one corrugated disk above center opening, and two at bottom; engraved, on obverse, "ETIENNE RARRO", with stock of grain above each word, and, on reverse, three stocks of grain at each side of opening.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Parke-Bernet Galleries, NYC, Source
Veit, Russell C., Former Collection
Bompard, Maurice, Former Collection