Ceramic figural broom flask circa 1900. These novelty flasks were used for whiskey and were manufactured between 1890 and 1910. This flask features a whisk broom with a handle. It has a red top and a red and grey stripe around the broom. This flask has a matt, bisque finish. It has its original cork which has been pushed down flush with the rim of the flask.
There are remnants of silver overpaint to the back side of the flask along the metal rings at the top. The bottom of the broom has a rough texture which is original to the broom.
These figural flasks are uncommon as they were used and were made as promotionals or novelties. The four figural ceramic flasks we have listed all come from the estate of an antique dealer. While I have seen a few examples of the pretzel, the corn and the bread, I have not seen another listing for a broom.
Date: Circa 1900
Size: Approximately 7 inches tall, 4 inches wide at base
Condition: Excellent condition with original cork. No chips, cracks or repairs. Remnants of silver paint to back of broom on metal rings.
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