Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
Accession Number: 
61.3.191
Dimensions: 
H: 7 1/2", L: 3 5/16", W: 2 1/2"
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1780-1830
Credit Line: 
Gift of Minnie L. Schuelein
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; mold-blown (half-post method), enameled. Rectangular form, with four flat sides; rounded shoulders; short neck with flared rim; a second gather ends at the base of the neck; black enameled decoration; on one face, an oval "basket" panel with scene, of a woman holding a child, a man standing alongside, a rooster crowing, with a seated hen on the handle of the basket; inscribed "MMR" below; the reverse face with lengthy inscription in German; the side faces with small vignettes of flowering plants and a bird; sprigs of foliage at the corners; flat base with rough pontil mark
Provenance: 
Schuelein, Minnie L., Source