I took a few photos this morning of my Union Clasping Hands flasks


I took a few photos this morning of my Union Clasping Hands flasks

09 February 2014


"I took a few photos this morning of some of my Union Clasping Hands flasks and thought I would pass a few on.

Jim Bender

(FOHBC Membership Director)

These type of flasks were made in quart, pint, and half-pint sizes. As these flasks date from the later end of the figured flask era (primarily 1860s), they are infrequently pontil scarred, and when pontiled they are usually an iron pontil. Finishes on these bottles vary substantially from sheared and/or cracked-off and fire polished, to champagne style, to an oil type finish like the pictured bottle. Most of the shield & clasped hands flasks are included within Group XII in McKearin & Wilson (1978), though a few are in Group IV.


Union Bottles FEB 2014 004

Union Bottles FEB 2014 006

Union Bottles FEB 2014 002

Read More: Union Clasped Hands Flasks

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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One Response to I took a few photos this morning of my Union Clasping Hands flasks

  1. sandchip says:

    Have mercy. Those are beautiful, Jim.

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