Bottle w/label: Dr. Moyle's Inhaler & Catarrhal Douche
Overall: 4 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 12.4 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm )
pressed: around three sides of shoulders: "DR MOYLE'S/ INHALER/ AND/ CATARRHAL /DOUCHE /PATENTED /MARCH 1871" pressed: center unlabelled side: "RM"
Square aquamarine blown glass medicine inhaler bottle with mouthpiece missing, with narrow vertical flanged neck, shoulders that slope out to form a tetrahedron, straight sides, impressed on three sides of the shoulders, paper label affixed to three sides; one panel of the label explains directions for use, another panel explains the product, the other panel gives a diagram of how to use.
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.