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American Decorative Arts
Manufacturer: Mount Vernon Glass Works, American, 1810–1844
Manufacturer: Saratoga Mountain Glass Works, 1844–1890

Railroad Flask

1830–45

Full-size mold-blown non-lead glass

6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm)
Gift of Peter B. Cooper, B.A. 1960, LL.B. 1964, M.U.S. 1965
1996.46.18
Geography: 
Made in Vernon, New York
Made in Mount Vernon, New York
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

This collection of bottles and flasks was formed by the donor's grandfather, James Ernest Cooper (1873-1942) in the 1910s, 20s, and 30s. Cooper was a graduate of Yale (class of 1895) and the Harvard Law School. He lived in New Britain, Conn., where he practiced law, served in the State Legislature, and then worked for the Stanley Works.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, January 1996–December 1997,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1997–98): 145.

Helen A. Cooper et al., Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2008), 278–79, no. 171, ill.

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.