GX-25 Medallions and Diamond Decorative Diapering Flask

Provenance: Anonymous

The GX-25 Medallions and Diamond Diapering Decorative Flask is the second of the “Three Kings” which is probably the rarest of the Jared Spencer flasks. We are currently displaying an outstanding, extremely rare example of an olive green pint which you can see in rotation above. For support, we are showing a second example that Norman C. Heckler auctioned off when the Warren C. Lane, Jr., Esquire Collection of Historical Flasks were auctioned in 2012. The “Three Kings” from Pitkin Glass Works in Manchester, Connecticut made an appearance here that most collectors will not forget.

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The GX-25 Medallions and Diamond Diapering Decorative Flask is extremely rare. Our anonymous example is ex: Charles B. Gardner and Robert W. Skinner. It was lot 894 in the Blaske Collection that was auctioned in 1983.

On what is considered the primary face of the flask you will see an embossed medallion that has a heavy ring between two narrow rings with no inscription. The center of the medallion is depressed with a heavy ring containing four depressed petals. Below the medallion is a simple pendant with a three-point ornament to either side. There is ribbing that surrounds the pendant and ornament converging to the outer edge of the medallion on both sides. Below the converging ribbing is a heavy diamond field at the bottom of the flask.

The flask edges have corrugated horizontal ribbing with the two ribs at the base of the neck forming horizontal rings around the flask. The two bottom ribs are carried horizontally around the flask.

The reverse of the flask is the same as the obverse.

The pint flask has a plain lip and pontil mark.

Known colors are olive amber, bright olive green, and dark olive green which are all considered extremely rare.

The flask was produced at the Pitkin Glass Works in Manchester, Connecticut from 1815 to 1830.

Support Images:

Auction Lot 32: Medallions And Diamond Diapering Decorative Flask, Pitkin Glass Works, Manchester, Connecticut, 1815-1830. Medium yellow olive, sheared mouth – pontil scar, pint. GX-25 An extremely rare flask, and probably the rarest of the Jared Spencer group. Beautiful color, fine condition, strong embossing. Ex Paul Richards collection, Warren “Bud” Lane collection. Norman C. Heckler & Company Auction #100

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