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Bellows flask

Bellows flask
Bellows flask
Overall: 8 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 22.2 x 8.9 x 6.4 cm )
Colorless blown glass (possibly lead) flask in the shape of bellows with tapered cylindrical neck with uptooled and flattened string rim, ovoid body with applied collar band at base of neck, bands of trailed decoration crimped into parallel notches on each of the four edges and at center of one side, indented prunt at center of opposite side, and two applied handles at base.
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Bellows bottles, sometimes of colored glass with loop decoration and with or without feet, were made as whimseys by glassmakers in England and America between 1820 and 1900.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group