Pocket flask

Object Number: 
1937.745
Date: 
1815-1845
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 5 x 2 1/4 in. ( 18.4 x 12.7 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Green, lead, blown glass pocket bottle with a short cylindrical neck, compressed oval body with ridge around shoulder formed by second gather of glass and pattern-molded with 30 vertical ribs over approximately 40 ribs swirled to right, two oval depressions (one on each side) below shoulders, low 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