GII – 66
Eagle – Anchor and “New London Glass Works” Historical Flask

Provenance: Anonymous

The Eagle – Anchor “New London Glass Works” historical flask displays an American Eagle with its head turned to the left on what is considered the front of the flask. The right wing is a little foreshortened to give the eagle a more three-dimensional appearance. The breast shield has six vertical bars. There are nine 5-pointed stars embossed in an arc above the eagle. The eagle is perched on a large oval laurel wreath.

The reverse of the flask is dominated by an embossed diagonal anchor with the top leaning to the left. The rope is turned to the right below the anchor. In the ribbon above the eagle has embossed copy reading “NEW LONDON” and in the ribbon below the anchor has embossed copy reading “GLASS WORKS.”

The flask in sizes such as a quart, pint, and half-pint, can have a plain lip, a double rounded collar, a narrow flat collar or a flat ring below a plain lip.

This flask has been found with either a smooth base or pontil mark.

Known colors are aqua, yellow, yellow-amber, golden-amber, and red-amber which are considered rare. Very pale green, light emerald green, clear dark green, and copper-amber are considered very rare.

This flask was produced at the New London Glass Works, in New London, Connecticut from 1856 to 1860.

Support Image: Lot: 23 Eagle – Anchor And “New London / Glass Works” Historical Flask, New London Glass Works, New London, Connecticut, 1860-1870. Brilliant aquamarine, applied sloping collared mouth – smooth base, quart. GII-66 Strong mold impression with whittled surface. Fine condition. Rare. Norman C. Heckler & Company 

Support Image: Lot: 135 Eagle – Anchor And “New London / Glass Works” Historical Flask, New London Glass Works, New London, Connecticut, 1856-1866. Aquamarine, applied double collared mouth – smooth base, quart; (spotty light interior haze, potstone to right of shield has 1/4 inch radiation). GII-66 Bold embossing and little to no exterior wear. Norman C. Heckler & Company 

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