Bottle with original contents

Object Number: 
Glass, cork
Overall: 8 3/4 x 4 in. ( 22.2 x 10.2 cm )
written: on paper label; "Mushroom Catsup/ made by/ my grandmother/ Pindar's Vale Tarrytown/ in the year/ 1819/ kept only as a relic"
Olive green, non-lead, blown glass bottle; bottle blown in dip mold and has cylindrical neck with applied, V-shaped string rim, rounded shoulders, and a cylindrical body with a push-up and pontil mark; cork and seal still intact; contains liquified ca. 1819 mushroom catsup.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this eighteenth-century bottle was still in use in the early nineteenth century, when it was used to hold home-made mushroom catsup. Re-use of bottles was common in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and empty bottles were usually saved or sold to be filled again and again.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lucy Embury Hubbell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group