Flask

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Dublin Core

Title

Flask

Subject

South, Stanley A.
Archaeology.
Wachovia (N.C.)--History
Artifacts.
Pottery.
Moravians.
Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788.

Description

This is a round, unglazed, bisque-fired flask or bottle made of reddish-buff, somewhat mottled, clay. This piece was found in fragments and reassembled by the archaeologists. The flask was made in three pieces. First, the two halves of the body were thrown on a potter’s wheel. The two pieces were welded together with slip. Then, a hole was made in the side where the neck would be applied. The neck was added and smoothed so it appears as one piece. Evidence of this construction is seen only on the interior. A seam is visible where the neck was applied and swirls are visible at the center of the convex surface.

This flask was recovered in twenty pieces from feature B51, Aust Waster Dump #2. The archaeological team reconstructed the piece using Elmer’s Glue. According to Stanley South, Waster Dump #2 was utilized between 1756 and 1760.

Item is labeled B51-4-1-21 in black ink.

Dimensions: 4.75” diameter, 2” thick, 5.875” tall at the spout.

Creator

Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788

Date

1756-1760

Type

Physical Object

Format

JPEG

Identifier

2018.2.17

Source

OC2-Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection Exhibit

Relation

Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection
Stanley South Manuscript Collection Box – Folder 3-2
Stanley South Manuscript Collection Box – Folder 4-6

Rights

Rights held by Historic Bethabara Park, Inc. Use and reproduction restrictions apply. Contact Historic Bethabara Park Archives.

Contributor

Photographer: Daniel Ferguson

Rights Holder

Historic Bethabara Park, Inc.

Citation

Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788, “Flask,” Historic Bethabara Park Collections, accessed April 17, 2021, https://historicbethabarapark.omeka.net/items/show/39.