Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

POPCORN PITKIN

Posted in 1. American Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 27, 2015

American Popcorn Pitkin

The pattern on this Pitkin flask looks like rows of corn on a cob, giving it this name.  A Pitkin is a type of bottle originally made in The Pitkin Glass Works in Manchester, CT (1788-1830). They were made later in other parts of New England and in the Midwest (e. g. Zanesville, Ohio 1810-1830).  The Pitkin flask is based on an older technique called the German, “Half-Post Method”.

H: 6 inches

1810-1830

Mc Kearin B&F p. 314

46A Popcorn Pitkin

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