Pint Flask

American
about 1830


Place of Creation: Coventry, CT, United States

Dimensions

17.5 x 11.1 cm (6 7/8 x 4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1978.965

Medium or Technique

Glass, figured and moulded

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass

Olive amber pint flask. Designs in oval panels. Obverse has 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 a panel appears over each wheel. Inscription in large letters “SUCCESS TO THE RAILROAD” reading in semicircle from top of panel above horse and cart to bottom of panel. The wheels of the cart have 12 spokes and the bottom line of the wagon box runs parallel with the horizontal wheel spokes, forming double lines through the wheels. Reverse is similar to obverse, but the “T” in “THE” is opposite the angle of the tie. Plain lip, pontil mark, edges are vertically ribbed, heavy medial rib.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William H. Fenn III Glass Collection