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Trying to identify the name of this flask and what the is embossing is on both sides

LC

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Mar 17, 2007
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Well , I am not sure if I accidentally posted before I was ready or not . So here we go again .I recently picked up this flask and for the likes of me I can nor figure out what the embossing is supposed to be . The embossing is the same on both sides only located a little different from one side to another . Stands roughly 7 inches tall . Not sure what kind of pontil it has on its bottom . The Misses said she thought it was a face , ears being on the sides , they do not look like ears to me though . I tried to get some good pictures of it but for the likes of me this is the best I could come up with . Anyone know anything about this flask ?
 

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slugplate

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Jul 7, 2016
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The glass is in excellent condition, too good actually. Also, the embossing is not well defined and the lip looks intentionally misshapen. IMHO, it's a repro demijohn.
 

Robby Raccoon

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Jun 14, 2014
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I wonder if the image is supposed to be a crown, like some sort of bottle given out or sold in a European coronation ceremony.
I don't think it any manner of reproduction. I just don't think it terribly old or American.
 

sandchip

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Sep 1, 2008
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Georgia
To be a reproduction, there must be an older example to reproduce, my point being that I'm not aware of this particular design in earlier bottles. Very difficult to tell a whole lot from the pictures as to age, but it might be some type of adaptation of some of the early pattern molded flasks. It would be mighty small at 7 inches to be a demijohn, not to mention that I've never seen a pattern molded one before.
 

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