Railroad Flask

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Object Name: 
Railroad Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 17.2 cm, W: 11.2 cm, D: Diam (max):
On Display
about 1820-about 1849
Primary Description: 
Olive green glass; mold-blown; plain lip, pontil mark. Obverse: designs on oval panels; horse pulling cart to left on rail, cart filled with kegs; similar to GV-3 but letters slightly smaller; none of the letters in "RAILROAD" are connected at bottom; the "O" in "TO" is opposite the angle of rail and tie; end of rail is angled. Reverse: similar to obverse but the "O" in "TO" is opposite the tie and end of rail is in a straight line. Edges: vertically ribbed, heavy medial rib.
Pattern Name: 
McKearin Antiques, Source