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Ink bottle w/label: Morris B.Powell Drugist and Chemist

Object Number: 
1937.1679
Date: 
1847-1877
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 3 1/4 in. ( 15.2 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
in relief (lengthwise): on three contiguous sides: "HARRISON'S / COLUMBIAN / INK" printed paper label: affixed to obverse: "MORRIS B. POWELL, / DRUGGIST & CHEMIST, / Naperville, Ill. / Physician's Prescriptions Carefully Prepared." in relief: on shoulde
Description: 
Aquamarine glass ink bottle blown in a three-part mold with wide flange lip, cylindrical neck, short nearly flat shoulder, twelve-sided body with inscription "HARRISON'S COLUMBIAN INK" and paper label, and slight circular depression and pontil mark on base.
Gallery Label: 
The entry "Apollos W. Harrison, books, maps, and inks" first appears in the Philadelphia city directory in 1847. By 1877 only his residence address is given, suggesting that by then he had retired. (See McKearin and Wilson, "American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry," p. 267.)
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