Engraved Flask

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Engraved Flask
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L: 21.2 cm, W: 10.5 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
This flask was likely engraved before Louis Vaupel emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1852.
Stradlings, Source
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, cut, engraved. Flattened, ovoid form, with straight, panel-cut neck; the faces of the flask polished flat, with engraved decoration, on one side an oval panel with beading above and below, with a scene of buildings, including a glasshouse, in a wooded valley, with trees and hills in the background, inscribed below "Glasfabrick/ Schildhorst."; the reverse face with a wreath of oak with acorns around two stags lying on the ground, inscribed "Louis Vaupel/ 1850" below in script; the sides chamfered and with cut horizontal notches; the hexagonal tip of the flask engraved in reverse "L.V." in gothic letters.
Recent Important Acquisitions, 27 (1985) illustrated, p. 103, #22; BIB# AI15253
Louis Vaupel, master glass engraver (1971-05) pp. 696-701, fig. 3;