Pocket bottle/ "Pitkin" Flask

Object Number: 
1937.1034
Date: 
1815-1845
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 17.8 x 10.2 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Light green, lead, blown glass pocket bottle with short cylindrical neck, compressed oval body with ridge around shoulder formed by second gather of glass and pattern molded with approximately 36 vertical ribs over 36 ribs swirled to the right, two oval indentations at top of body below shoulders, slight push-up and pontil mark.
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