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Flask

1820–40

Mold-blown potash-lime glass

8 1/8 x 6 1/2 x 3 in. (20.6 x 16.51 x 7.62 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1751
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Geography: 
Made in Midwest
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Purchased for Francis P. Garvan by Rhea Knittle, receipt dated 12 March 1930; Francis P. Garvan, New York, 1930; by gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

John Stuart Gordon, “Time in a Bottle,” Antiques 185, no. 5 (September/October 2018): 92, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 121, ill.

John Stuart Gordon, American Glass: The Collections at Yale (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2018), 72–73, 100, no. 35.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.