Pocket Flask

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Object Name: 
Pocket Flask
Accession Number: 
2000.3.27
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.4 cm, W: 10 cm, Th: 3.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1870-1871
Credit Line: 
Gift of Denise O'Brien in memory of her mother's father, Jean George Haar, and her mother, Julia Haar O'Brien
Primary Description: 
The pocket flask is blown of colorless lead glass encased in transparent cobalt-blue. It has a body of lenticular shape and a short, slightly flaring cylindrical neck with a sheared-off and fire-polished rim. On one side it is engraved with a stylized bouquet of flowers surrounded by a circle of eight-pointed stars, on the other with a large flower consisting of eight stylized petals with interlaced linear outlines and alternating with buds on long, straight stems. The sides of the flask are cut on either side with a symmetrical spray of flowers terminating in a bud on each shoulder.
Department: 
Provenance: 
O'Brien, Denise, Source
2000-10-27