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Figured bottle: Jenny Lind

Classification: 
Date: 
1851-1857
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 3/4 x 6 x 4 1/2 in. ( 27.3 x 15.2 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Dark green, non-lead glass bottle blown in a full-sized three-part mold (McKearin GI-99) embossed with a portrait bust of Jenny Lind within a wreath with the inscription, "JENNY LIND" on the obverse with a two-story building with a central chimney with the inscription "GLASS WORKS S. HUFFSEY" on the reverse; bottle is calabash-shaped with a an applied and tooled collar and a blow-pipe mark on the base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
Object Number: 
1945.282
Marks: 
embossed: on obverse; "JENNY LIND" embossed: on reverse; "GLASS WORKS/ S. HUFFSEY"
Gallery Label: 
Jenny Lind (1820-1887), the "Swedish Nightingale," was a soprano who toured America in 1850-1852 under the auspices of P.T. Barnum. Noted for her singing and her piety and charity, Lind was incredibly popular in America. Samuel Huffsey was a Philadelphia glass dealer between 1851 and 1857. The bottle may have been made at the Millford Glass Works, Millford NJ (of which Huffsey may have been an owner) or at the New Brooklyn Glass Works or the Isabella Glass Works in New Jersey.
Provenance: 
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1857
eMuseum Object ID: 
23629
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Salt

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1830-1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 in. ( 2.9 x 6.4 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Colorless, lead glass; pressed.Salt; trapezoidal form; four hearts above three Gothic arches on stippled ground on sides and two snowflakes above Gothic arch on ends; sunburst on base; four feet formed from flowers (Neal GA4).
Object Number: 
INV.3962
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
23576
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Figured flask

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 2 in. ( 18.4 x 11.4 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Amber-green non-lead glass figured flask blown in a full-sized, two-part mold (McKearin GX-27); flask has a hand-tooled flared cylindrical neck, rounded shoulders, and a rectangular embossed with the American flag with thirteen stars on the obverse, and the inscription "NEW GRANITE GLASS WORKS STODDARD NH" on the obverse, with a flat bottom with a pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1331
Marks: 
embossed: on reverse "NEW GRANITE GLASS WORKS/ STODDARD/ NH"
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: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
23506
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Figured flask

Classification: 
Date: 
1815-1830
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 3 x 2 in. ( 15.2 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Green non-lead glass figured flask blown in a full-sized two-part mold (McKearin GVII-16) with hand-tooled finish; short cylindrical neck with flaired lip, rounded shoulders, and a trapazoidal body molded with a twenty-one ray sunburst on the front and back with nineteen ridges on each side; base shows horizontal mold seam and suspiciously faint pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1040
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: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
23498
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
1770-1830
Medium: 
Glass, pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 21.6 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Blue, non-lead blown glass bottle pattern-molded in a dip mold with sixteen ribs and twisted and pinched in the center; bottle has a pewter collar and a compressed spherical body with a ridge around the shoulders formed by a second gather of glass, circular base has a push-up and pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1041
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: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
23462
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Salt

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1830-1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 3 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 4.8 x 7.9 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Opalescent, lead glass; pressed. Salt; trapezoidal form; basket of flowers flanked by S-curves on sides and series of beaded bands on ends, all on stippled ground; twelve-pointed star in concentric circles on base; four feet formed fromS-curves (Neal BS2).
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Object Number: 
1965.743a
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
23360
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Demijohn

Classification: 
Date: 
1825-1875
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 1/2 x 17 x 7 in. ( 44.4 x 43.2 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Olive-green blown glass oval demijohn with ellipsoidal body, long slightly tapering neck, wide flat ring laid on below tooled lip, mold line running continuous from one end to the other along center of underside and from center of underside up one side; large protruding wrinkle on underside; no pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bayard Verplanck
Object Number: 
1945.471a
Gallery Label: 
Demijohns are large bottles, usually wickered, for bottling and shipping liquids. This example has a five gallon capapcity.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
23334
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle: log cabin

Classification: 
Date: 
1860-1880
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 19.7 x 10.2 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Amber non-lead glass log cabin bottle blown in a multi-part mold (McKearin GVII-3) with down-tooled lip; inscriptions "E.G. BOOZ'S OLD CABIN WHISKEY" and "(1840)" on gabled roof, "E.G. BOOZ'S OLD CABIN WHISKEY" and "120 WALNUT ST PHILADELPHIA" on sides; base with large circular depression.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Object Number: 
1953.370
Marks: 
in relief: on roof: "E.G. BOOZ'S / OLD CABIN / WHISKEY" and "(1840)" in relief: on sides: "E.G. BOOZ'S / OLD CABIN / WHISKEY." and "120 WALNUT ST / PHILADELPHIA"
Gallery Label: 
This bottle, one of many examples of mold-blown glass in the Society's collection, was made for Edmund G. Booz by the Whitney Glass Works of Glassboro, New Jersey, around 1860. It is thought that the 1840 date refers to the age of the whiskey in the bottle. At his death, Booz had twenty-five cases of Cabin Whiskey in stock, valued at six dollars a case or fifty cents per bottle. The bottle pattern continued to be used after his death, and was reproduced into the twentieth century by the Clevenger Brothers Glass Works. Although the word "booze" was in use by the eighteenth century, a theory persists that these bottles helped popularize the term.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
23252
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
1820-1880
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 24.4 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Amethyst purple manganese glass bottle; bottle blown in a dip mold with a tall cylindrical neck with a rounded lip, rounded shoulders, and a tall straight-sided body with a flat base and pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1053
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: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
22382
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Vase

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 7/8 x 5 in. ( 20 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Olive blown glass vase with opaque white flecks; baluster form with flaring, heavy molded lip and solid circular base attached with wafer.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1952.182
Provenance: 
Collection of M. Holden, 1920; purchased by Mrs. J. Insley Blair.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
18453
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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