American. <em>Flask (New York World's Fair)</em>, 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)

Flask (New York World's Fair)


Medium: Glass

Geograhical Locations:


Dimensions: 8 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (22.5 x 13 x 13 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 40.253

Image: 40.253_bw.jpg,

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.

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