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Figure flask (Indian maiden)

Classification: 
Date: 
1868-1875
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 3 in. ( 31.8 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Light green non-lead glass bitter's bottle blown in full-size two-part mold in the shape of an Indian Queen; figure wears crown and Indian garb including feathered skirt and long robe, holds shield at her left side which reads BROWN'S/ CELEBRATED/ INDIAN HERB BITTERS."
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1048
Marks: 
in relief: on shield: "BROWN'S/ CELEBRATED/ INDIAN HERB BITTERS" in relief: below robe: "PATENTED/ FEB 11/ 1868"
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
17741
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tumbler

Classification: 
Date: 
1860-1880
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 3 in. ( 10.2 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Colorless mold blown lead glass tumbler with nine sides; grape vine band around upper half of body; polished base, no pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Florence Rogers Dietrich
Object Number: 
1944.58i
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this set has been attributed to Brooklyn's Greenpoint Glassworks (working 1873-1880) and to Isaac Duval of Wellsburg, West Va. (working 1813-23). The former is more likely, given the style of the set.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
17045
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cream jug

Classification: 
Date: 
1835-1865
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 5 x 4 in. ( 12.7 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Blue blown glass cream or milk jug with "lily-pad" decoration; spherical body with tall cylindrical neck with flared and tooled rim pulled out to form spout, second gather of glass tooled up into four peaks, third gather of glass over second gather tooled up into four peaks, applied handle with curled end, and applied disc foot with pincered edges and blow pipe mark on underside.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1952.169
Gallery Label: 
Most similar jugs are aquamarine or brown and made from bottle or window glass. This rare blue example probably came from a bottle factory. The style of applied decoration, which is called “lily pad” by collectors, was employed only in glasshouses in New Jersey, New York, and New England, although it had some predecessors in continental Europe. Because these objects were made after-hours by the glassblowers, never as production pieces, each of them is unique and therefore highly collectible. It is seldom possible to attribute them to particular glassblowers or even to specific glasshouses. The use of a third gather of glass is extremely rare.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
5878
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Kerosene lamp

Classification: 
Date: 
1860-1900
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 3 in. ( 21 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Blue glass kerosene lamp with short cylindrical body and applied loop handle blown in a multi-part mold with a brass kerosene wick holder and colorless glass hurricane shade.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1518ab
Marks: 
printed: on shade: "TRADEMARK/ ACME/ LEAD FLINT" carved: in low relief on wick adjuster: "STELLAR/ E.M. & Co"
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: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
4923
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Demijohn

Classification: 
Date: 
1770-1820
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 7 in. ( 41.9 x 41.9 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Olive-green blown glass oval demijohn blown in full-size two-piece mold; ellipsoidal body, long slightly tapered neck, plain lip with applied flat ring; mold line running from one end to the other along center of base; slightly pushed up base with no pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. DeWitt M. Lockman
Object Number: 
1953.138
Gallery Label: 
Demijohns, often covered with leather or wicker, were used for the shipping and storage of liquids.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
3447
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle: square w/rounded shoulders

Classification: 
Date: 
1700-1820
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 25.4 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Olive green, non-lead, blown glass bottle; bottle blown in a dip mold and has a short, cylindrical neck with a flared, folded over lip, rounded shoulders, and a four-sided body with flat, tapered sides, square base with rounded corners, slight domed push-up, and a rough pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Object Number: 
1953.409
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
3440
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candlestick

Classification: 
Date: 
1870-1885
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 4 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 25.4 x 10.8 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Dark green pressed glass caryatid candlestick; hexagonal socket above classically-draped female figure with hand at side and at breast, on hexagonal pedestal base on hexagonal plinth.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1952.215
Gallery Label: 
This candlestick was designed and patented by Henry Whitney of the New England Glass Works, May 10, 1870.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1885
eMuseum Object ID: 
2258
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Vase

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 22.2 x 14 cm )
Description: 
Amethyst mold-blown lead glass vase; bulbous body molded with twelve flutes, curved in at shoulders, tall neck flared at top with turned over rim; push-up and pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1952.192
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
1037
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Figured flask

Classification: 
Date: 
1835-1855
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 22.2 x 14.6 x 6.7 cm )
Description: 
Cobalt blue non-lead glass figured flask blown in a two-part mold (McKearin GIX-2) with plain lip, cylindrical neck, pear-shaped body with scroll patterning and two six-petaled flowers, push-up, ground pontil mark, and oxide deposit on base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Object Number: 
1953.350
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1855
eMuseum Object ID: 
97
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

"Remember Pearl Harbor" drinking glass

Classification: 
Date: 
1942
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Description: 
Colorless glass with red, white and blue images of palm trees on islands marked Hawaii and Pearl Harbor; battleships and seven airplanes in the sky.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Marilynn Karp, in memory of Ivan C. Karp
Object Number: 
2012.40.2
Inscriptions: 
"Remember Pearl Harbor / Dec. 7, 1941"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1942
eMuseum Object ID: 
69437
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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