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Ink bottle

Object Number: 
1937.1708
Date: 
1820-1870
Medium: 
Glass, paper, cork
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 5.4 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
printed paper label: affixed to front of bottle: "BLAKES / GOLD & STEEL / PEN / BLACK / INK / 264 Pearl S[treet]"
Description: 
Aquamarine mold-blown glass ink bottle; hand-tooled lip with folded edge, cylindrical neck, conical body with faceted sides and octagonal base, and rough pontil mark; paper label affixed to front; cork stopper inside bottle.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group