Flask

Object Number: 
1937.638
Date: 
1849-1852
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 4 5/8 in. ( 27 x 12.1 x 11.7 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on base in circle: "Lyman Fenton & Co./Fentons/ENAMEL/PATENTED/1849/BENNINGTON, Vt."
Description: 
Molded yellowware flask in form of an upright man, whose hat forms the opening, wearing a suit under a long cloak that he holds closed with his concealed hand and clutches in his other; exterior in mottled brown glaze (Rockingham).
Gallery Label: 
This flask is also known as the "Coachman" bottle. The original design is attributed to English modeler Daniel Greatbach.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group