GII-58 Eagle – Cornucopia Flask
GII – 58
Eagle – Cornucopia Flask
Yellow-Olive Half Pint
Probably Pitkin Glass Works, Manchester, Ct.
The extremely rare, Eagle – Cornucopia historical flask has a crude embossed eagle with its head turned to the right and slightly raised on what is considered the primary face of the flask. Above the eagle are thirteen small five-pointed stars in two arcs, four over nine. The large breast shield has six verticle bars. There are three arrows or thunderbolt in the left talon and a large olive branch in the right talon. The tail of the eagle is visible pointing straight down from the bottom point of the shield. The olive branch extends below the tail.
The reverse side of the flask displays a large embossed cornucopia filled with produce and coiled to the left.
The half-pint flask has a plain lip and pontil mark.
Known colors are clear light amber and olive amber. Both are considered extremely rare.
This flask was possibly produced at the Pitkin Glass Works in Manchester, Connecticut from 1815 to 1830.
Second image: Lot: 70 Eagle – Cornucopia Historical Flask, Pitkin Glass Works, Manchester, Connecticut, 1815-1830. Light yellow olive, sheared mouth – pontil scar, half-pint. GII-58 A rare and important flask. Brilliant and beautiful color. Fine condition. Estimate: $15,000 – $30,000 Minimum bid: $7,500. Price Realized: $39,780. Norman C. Heckler Auction 100, The Warren C. Lane, Jr., Esquire Collection of Historical Flasks – September 2012