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Flask (New York World's Fair)

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES 1939
    DIMENSIONS 8 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (22.5 x 13 x 13 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On bottom, molded: "P-34 / 2 [faint, illegible pictograph] [upside down '1']"
    INSCRIPTIONS On banner encircling globe-shaped body of flask, molded words and pictures: "[star shape] WOLRDS [star] FAIR [star] 1939 [2 stars] [4 pictographs or symbols, some indecipherable: arrow, pictograph resembling backwards musical note, 2 parallel serpentine lines, 'H' shape] [2 stars] 1939"
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION White milk glass flask with body in shape of a globe and a long neck. Globe molded with oceans, continents, and major mountain ranges; molded crinkled ribbon divides globe into four quarters and continues into neck; banner encircling globe on diagonal reads: "WORLDS FAIR 1939". Neck is cylindrical form, tapering toward top; sides of neck decorated with three triangles bent down center and, in between, crinkled ribbon; mouth threaded for a now lost screw-on cap.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION American. Flask (New York World's Fair), 1939. Glass, 8 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (22.5 x 13 x 13 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.253. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.253_bw.jpg)
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