Attributed to American Flint Glass Manufactory (1764–1774)
Attributed to Henry William Stiegel (American (born Germany), Cologne 1729–1785 Charming Forge, Pennsylvania)
Made in Manheim, Pennsylvania, United States
Blown pattern-molded glass
H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Gift of Frederick W. Hunter, 1914
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 704
Henry William Stiegel, who operated the American Flint Glass Manufactory from 1765 to 1774, was the first successful producer of glass tableware that was the equal of European imports. The diamond-daisy pattern in this amethyst-colored pocket flask was probably made by Stiegel; the pattern was not used by European glassmakers. Many variations of this popular design exist, as seen in other pieces in the collection (see 1980.502.68 and 34.65).