Bottle: Selden's Magic Fluid NY
Overall: 7 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 19 x 7.3 x 4.1 cm )
in relief (lengthwise): on obverse: "SELDEN'S / MAGIC FLUID / N. Y."
Aquamarine glass medicine bottle blown in a two-part mold with down-tooled collar, cylindrical neck, rounded rectangular body with lengthwise inscription "SELDEN'S MAGIC FLUID N. Y." on obverse, and mold seam and pontil mark on base.
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.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.