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Book flask

Book flask
Title
Book flask
Date 
1849-1858
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 8 in. ( 27.3 x 8.3 x 20.3 cm )
Description 
Molded yellowware flask in shape of a book with banded spine, rimmed circular opening at top; mottled brown glaze (Rockingham) with green and yellow.
Credit Line 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Object Number 
1953.712
Marks 
impressed: on spine: "BENNINGTON/COMPANION/C"
Gallery Label 
Book flasks, produced in four quart, two quart, and one pint sizes, were a popular novelty item at Bennington and other Rockingham potteries. The "spine" of the book was usually impressed with a title, such as Battle of Bennington, Bennington Ladies, Hermit's Delight, or Suffering and Death.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group