Glazed earthenware and cork
19th or 20th century
2 x 12 x 6 in. (5.1 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Paul F. Walter
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Unknown. Fish-Shaped Flask, 19th or 20th century. Glazed earthenware and cork, 2 x 12 x 6 in. (5.1 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.108.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1999.108.8.jpg)
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Flask, glazed earthenware. The flask is in the shape of a fish. The opening for the flask is the mouth of the fish. The molded form features fins, scales and gills. The fish resembles a bass or a trout. The overall color is a deep but muted mustard color with small areas of brown at the opening.
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