Flask or Bottle
6 1/4 x 2 x 4 in. (15.9 x 5.1 x 10.2 cm) (show scale)
Impressed at top of book binding, capital letter "J"
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Gift of Paul F. Walter
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Unknown. 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1999.108.17.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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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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