GXI-45 Pike’s Peak Prospector Tippler – Eagle Flask

Provenance: Anonymous

The museum example of a GXI-45 Pike’s Peak Tippler flask is special due to it condition and extremely rare color that is not listed.

On what is considered the primary face of the flask, you will see a large embossed prospector wearing a derby. The prospector is facing to the right as you hold the bottle. He is holding a long neck cylindrical bottle to his mouth in his right hand. The left hand is holding a long cane that comes into contact with the ground. He is wearing a long coat with skinny legs and boots standing on uneven ground.

The reverse of the flask pictures an embossed, medium-sized eagle, similar to GXI-44 with its head turned to the right. The eagle has a small shield with five vertical bars. The talons are grasping three feathered arrows or long thunderbolts. An olive branch is being held in the eagle’s beak. The olive branch curves to left above the eagle’s head. A rectangular, very narrow framing is below the thunderbolts (framing 1 ¼ inch by 2 ¾ inches) with incurved corners.

The pint flask is known to have either a round collar or according to McKearin’s, has a neck with “Long mold seams from ends to small shallow disk at center of long round ended oblong depression.”

The flask has been found with and without a pontil mark.

Known colors are aqua which is considered scarce. Green and yellow-green are considered very rare.

The flask was possibly produced at the Zanesville Glass Works in Zanesville, Ohio or from a mold by the same mold maker that produced the GII-129 Zanesville eagle flask.

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