Pint Flask

American
1846–55


Place of Creation: Saratoga, NY, United States

Dimensions

17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1978.964

Medium or Technique

Glass, molded

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass

Pint flask with designs on oval panels. Obverse shows horse pulling cart to left on rail, cart filled with kegs. The side of the cart is subdivided into 6 quadrangular panels containing a pattern of ribs radiating from a central dot, only a portion of the panel appears over each wheel. Inscription in large letters “SUCCESS TO RAILROAD” are connected at other side of panel. None of the letters in “RAILROAD” are connected at bottom. The “O” in “TO” is opposite the angle of the rail and tie. Reverse: similar to obverse but the “O” in “TO” is opposite the tie and end of the rail is in a straight line.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. William H. Fenn III, Yorklyn SR 21, Mt Cuba, Delaware

Credit Line

William H. Fenn III Glass Collection