Pocket Flask

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Object Name: 
Pocket Flask
Accession Number: 
98.4.657
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.6 cm, W: 8.1 cm, D: 6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1769-1774
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dwight P. and Lorri Lanmon, in honor of Julia Andrews Bissell
Web Description: 
Mold-blown, in a pattern of daisies in diamonds. This pattern is usually attributed to Stiegel's American Flint Glass Manufacturer at Manheim although it might have been made at other factories as well.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Lanmon, Dwight P., Former Collection
1994-12
to
1998-11-30
Bissell, Julia Andrews, Former Collection
1994-12
Lanmon, Lorri (Mrs. Dwight), Source
1998-11-30
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Material: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass. Ovoid flask with narrow neck, mold blown in a pattern having stylized daisy blossoms within diamonds on the upper portion of body and vertical flutes on lower portion; slightly depressed rough pontil mark in center of oval base. NOTE: XRF shows that this is non-lead glass. 6/29/2010. Tested by RHB.
Glass: A Short History (Smithsonian Books edition) (2012) illustrated, p. 13; BIB# 130360
Glass: A Short History (The British Museum edition) (2012) illustrated, p. 13; BIB# 135965
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 3) (2012) pp. 86, 683; BIB# 61154
The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999 (2000) illustrated, pp. 41-42, #50; BIB# 65446
Recent Important Acquisitions, 41 (1999) illustrated, p. 183, #11; BIB# AI43981
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1998 (1999) illustrated, p. 11;
Il Corning Museum illustrated, p. 21;