Ceramic Figural Bread Flask 1902Ceramic Figural Bread Flask 1902Ceramic Figural Bread Flask 1902Ceramic Figural Bread Flask 1902Ceramic Figural Bread Flask 1902Ceramic Figural Bread Flask 1902

Ceramic figural bread flask, 1902. These novelty flasks were used for whiskey and were manufactured between 1890 and 1910. This flask has a paper label on the bottom which reads 'Compliments of The Louvre, Christmas, 1902 Seattle Wash.'

The bread flask has four ceramic feet. Remnants of silver over-paint remain on neck of flask. The original cork is present. The lip is smooth under the cork. The cork fits tightly. The bread is brightly colored with a shiny glaze. There are areas of white, a black spot and some firing specks all present when manufactured. The label provides interesting information about this flask as it was a promotional gift given we presume at a restaurant.

These figural ceramic flasks are uncommon. I am listing four such flasks that belonged in the collection of an antique dealer. These flasks were made as promotional gifts and were used as such. Not many survived.

Date: Christmas 1902

Marks: Paper label on bottom. 'Compliments of the Louvre, Christmas, 1902, Seattle, Wash.'

Size: Approximately 7 inches long 2 1/2 inches wide

Condition: Overall excellent condition. No chips, cracks or repairs. Original cork. Areas of white under glaze, a black spot under glaze and kiln flecks consistent with manufacture.

Item ID: 42NL2-4247

Ceramic Figural Bread Flask 1902

$169 USD

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