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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Manufacturer attributed to: American Flint Glass Manufactory, American, 1764–1774
Proprietor: Henry William Stiegel, American, 1729–1785

Pocket Bottle

1764–70

Mold-blown potash-lime glass

4 3/4 × 3 5/8 × 2 3/4 in. (12.07 × 9.21 × 6.99 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1502
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Geography: 
Made in Manheim, Pennsylvania
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Mrs. William B. (Margaret L.) Montague, Norristown, Pa., by 1929; by purchase to Francis P. Garvan, New York, 1929; by gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Charles Messer Stow, “The Theme of Luxury in the Garvan Collection,” Antiquarian 3, no. 15 (September 1930): 34, ill.

Charles F. Montgomery and Patricia E. Kane, eds., American Art: 1750–1800 Towards Independence, exh. cat. (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976), 248, fig. 223.

John Stuart Gordon, American Glass: The Collections at Yale (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2018), 32–33, 100, no. 9.

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.