Scroll Flask

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Object Name: 
Scroll Flask
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 19.5 cm
On Display
about 1830-1834
Primary Description: 
Deep amethyst glass; mold-blown; plain lip, pontil mark, matte surface. Obverse: so-called corset-waisted; large frame formed by ribs, scrolled at the top and looped at the bottom, giving an ogival effect and with parallel inner frame containing inscription "J R & SON". Large pearl shaped ornament above inscription; two similar large pearl shaped ornaments below each curved line of the inner frame. Two similar pearls either side of upper line of frame below top scrolls; the inner frame terminates in long oval ornament within each and similar oval ornament within each loop at bottom of frame; five-petaled motif below each end of frame at base. Reverse: similar large frame scrolled at top and bottom containing large conventionalized fleur-de-lis ornament instead of inner frame at top and similar five-petaled motif beneath scrolls below frame at bottom; crescent shaped ornament connects the bottom scrolls of the frame. Edges: heavy vertical medial rib.
Pattern Name: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
American Fancy: Exuberance and Delight in the Arts, 1790-1840
Milwaukee Art Museum 2004-03-25 through 2004-07
Peabody Essex Museum 2004-07-14 through 2004-10-31
Maryland Historical Society
American Fancy: Exuberance in the Arts, 1790-1840 (2004) illustrated, p. 191, fig. 338; BIB# 81579