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Medicine bottle

Object Number: 
1937.1689
Date: 
1840-1900
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 15.9 x 7.9 x 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
pressed: on bottle: "DR. S. S. FITCH/707 B.WAY, N.Y."
Description: 
Light blue glass medicine bottle blown in a two-part mold, with tooled lip, cylindrical neck, sloped down shoulder, ovoid body with lengthwise inscription "DR. S. S. FITCH 101 B.WAY, N.Y."; pontil mark on base.
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