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Figured bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1968
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 6 x 2 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 15.2 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Honey amber machine-made glass figured bottle with flat, sloping collar, short tapered neck, body shaped like an elephant with medallion with head of Richard Nixon in profile on obverse and medallion with head of Spiro Agnew in profile on reverse, inscription "NIXON '68 FOR PRESIDENT" on obverse, "AGNEW '68 FOR VICE PRESIDENT" on reverse, and additional inscriptions on edge and underside of oblong base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Wendy Shadwell
Object Number: 
Z.467
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse: "NIXON '68 / FOR / PRESIDENT / REPUBLICAN" in relief: on reverse: "AGNEW '68 / FOR / VICE PRESIDENT / CAMPAIGN" in relief: on base: "WHEATON, N. J. / FIRST EDITION"
Gallery Label: 
This campaign bottle was acquired by J. William Middendorf II, a Wall Street businessman and enthusiastic Republican. He served as Treasurer of the Republican National Committee in the late 1960s and was involved with the 1968 campaign of Nixon and Agnew. The bottle was given to the curator of his private collection, Wendy Shadwell, who later donated the bottle to the Historical Society while she was serving as N-YHS curator of prints.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1968
eMuseum Object ID: 
41943
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Flask: bust of George Washington

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1976
Medium: 
Glass
Description: 
Cobalt blue figured glass flask in form of a bust of George Washington; molded mark on underside.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ron Fuchs II in memory of Francis R. Fuchs
Object Number: 
1999.4
Marks: 
molded: on underside: "CHARLES JACQUIN et. Cie. Inc./AMERICA'S OLDEST/CORDIAL PRODUCERS/PHILA. PA. EST. 1884"
Gallery Label: 
This flask was made around the time of the bicentennial in 1976 for the cordial bottler Charles Jacquin in Philadelphia.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1976
eMuseum Object ID: 
41361
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Flask

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 4 7/8 in. ( 19.7 x 12.4 cm )
Description: 
Aquamarine flask with oval body; molded tree on both sides with perching birds; inscribed at shoulders; pieces glued together; large piece missing from left body.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Object Number: 
1953.393
Marks: 
molded: front: "SUMMER"; back: "WINTER"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
40840
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Snuff bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
1830-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 5/8 x 2 7/8 in. ( 14.3 x 7.3 cm )
Description: 
Olive-green bottle with four flat, slightly fluted sides; straight, flared lip; large piece missing from corner body.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1938.329
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
40839
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candlestick

Classification: 
Date: 
1830-1850
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 22.2 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Colorless pressed glass candlestick; ribbed and beaded socket with bobeche, joined by wafer to hexagonal standard (possibly mold-blown?) with incurving sides decorated with alternating panels of vertical ribbing and horizontal ribbing with beads, joined by wafer to base with ribbed stem on flat hexagonal ribbed and beaded base with incurving sides; bottom decorated with snowflake; pontil mark.
Object Number: 
INV.12452
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
40672
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candlestick

Classification: 
Date: 
1830-1850
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 4 in. ( 22.5 x 10.5 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Colorless pressed glass candlestick; ribbed and beaded socket with bobeche, joined by wafer to hexagonal standard (possibly mold-blown?) with incurving sides decorated with alternating panels of vertical ribbing and horizontal ribbing with beads, joined by wafer to base with ribbed stem on flat hexagonal ribbed and beaded base with incurving sides; bottom decorated with snowflake; pontil mark.
Object Number: 
INV.12451
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
40669
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Smelling bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Glass, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 1 3/8 in. ( 12.7 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Translucent red non-lead glass smelling bottle (or pungent) composed of two central pieces blown and rolled in gather of glass, cut into 10-sided form; brass caps at either end, decorated with elaborate scrollwork surrounding flat disk at top, engraved with illegible maker's mark or monogram at one end.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Object Number: 
1965.767h
Marks: 
engraved: on one end of bottle cap: "[intertwined letters [illeg.]"
Gallery Label: 

The main purpose of smelling bottles, or pungents, was to mask unpleasant odors, and thus they usually held smelling salts. They were first stoppered by corks and eventually by screw caps. The capacity of these bottles ranges from fractions of a dram to a little over an ounce.

Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
40561
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Smelling bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1875
Medium: 
Glass, gilt, metal (probably brass)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/8 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 8.6 x 4.1 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Translucent red non-lead glass smelling bottle (or pungent) blown in a mold and gilded, with elaborately decorated metal (probably gilded) cap; bottle cut with pattern of arches and oval indentations and polished, and gilded with pattern of flowers, scrolls, and other decoration; cap with raised scene of fountain with birds drinking out of it and with scrolls at bottom; maker's mark under cap.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Object Number: 
1965.767k
Marks: 
engraved: maker's mark on inside on inside of cap: "[illeg.] MORDAN & CO. LONDON (around crown)"
Gallery Label: 

The main purpose of smelling bottles, or pungents, was to mask unpleasant odors, and thus they usually held smelling salts. They were first stoppered by corks and eventually by screw caps. The capacity of these bottles ranges from fractions of a dram to a little over an ounce.

Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
40558
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cup plate

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 3 9/16 in. ( 1.3 x 9 cm )
Description: 
Blue pressed lead glass cup plate; circular form with plain edge; seven ovals (egg shape) arranged around edge of well, on textured ground; pattern of repeating ovals around interior rim, on textured ground (Lee-Rose 890).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1938.266
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
40502
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Footed salt

Classification: 
Date: 
1760-1790
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 7 x 6.7 cm )
Description: 
Colorless glass footed salt with double-ogee bowl blown in a multi-part mold; with sheared rim, diamond patterning on bowl, knop with widely spaced vertical incisions, slightly sloping circular base, and pontil mark.
Object Number: 
INV.12482a
Gallery Label: 
This form fits of the description of "chain salts" in a list of glasswares made in 1769 and the first three months of 1770, according to the account books of Henry William Stiegel. However, similar salts were produced in England. (See "American Glass, 1760-1930: The Toledo Museum of Art," pp. 183 and 780.)
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1790
eMuseum Object ID: 
40292
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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