Made by American Flint Glass Manufactory / Pocket flask / ca. 1765-1774Made by American Flint Glass Manufactory
Pocket flask
ca. 1765-1774

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Creator Name: American Flint Glass Manufactory
Creator Role: Maker
Creator Dates/Places: 1765-1774
Creator Name-CRT: Made by American Flint Glass Manufactory
Title: Pocket flask
Title Type: Object name
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Creation Start Date: 1765
Creation End Date: 1774
Creation Date: ca. 1765-1774
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Glass, blown pattern molded
Materials and Techniques: Blown pattern-molded lead glass
Dimensions: 4 3/4 in. H. (12.1 cm H.)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 14.74.17
Credit Line: Gift of Frederick W. Hunter, 1913

Henry William Stiegel, who operated the American Flint Glass Manufactory from 1765 to 1774, was the first successful producer of glass tableware that was the equal of European imports. The diamond-daisy pattern in this amethyst-colored pocket flask was probably made by Stiegel; the pattern was not used by European glassmakers.

AMICA ID: MMA_.14.74.17
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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