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Flask or Bottle

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 6 1/4 x 2 x 4 in. (15.9 x 5.1 x 10.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Impressed at top of book binding, capital letter "J"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.108.17
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Flask or Bottle, 19th century. Glazed earthenware, 6 1/4 x 2 x 4 in. (15.9 x 5.1 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.108.17. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1999.108.17.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
    "CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Flask, glazed earthenware. Flask is in the shape of a hardcover book. The spout is located at the top front edge of flask. The flask has a smooth surface, excluding the binding decoration on the 'spine' of the book. The glaze appears to be a spatter type flint glaze. The 'cover' of the book has an olive color, and the inside or 'pages' of the book have a blue-green and orange color. History: Similar items in the Museum collection include 43.128.77; 43.128.190; 44.112 Barret dates this type of flask from 1849-1858 Condition: Excellent overall condition. Cork stopper is missing. Small glaze imperfection and firing crack. Cataloged by Judith Pineiro 2-14-2000 Entered by Kendra Weisbin 2-10-2000
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    Flask or Bottle