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Object Name: Pitcher: pocket bottle
Date: 1769-1774
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Medium: Glass
Dimensions: Overall: 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3 in. ( 14 x 9.5 x 7.6 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Amethyst, non-lead, blown glass pocket bottle with cylindrical, flared neck, compressed spherical body pattern-molded with two rows of five diamonds each containing a twelve-petal flower over thirty vertical ribs (the so-called diamond and daisy pattern), and a push-up with a pontil mark.
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 1952.195
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Henry William Stiegel's American Flint Glass Works in Manheim, PA was one of the first successfully opperated glass houses in Colonial America. This bottle is attributed to Stiegel on the basis of similar examples that were found in Pennsylvania and northern Maryland, and the absence of any known European or English counterparts.