Cruet/ cologne bottle

Object Number: 
1952.176
Date: 
1820-1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 14 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Violet-blue glass cruet or cologne bottle blown in a mold of three vertical sections and a baseplate (McKearin GI-29 and McKearin Ringed Type III) with a tapered cylindrical neck with a flanged lip; barrel-shaped body with sloping shoulders molded with 12 vertical ribs around neck, two horizontal ribs at shoulder, 21 vertical ribs around body, three horizontal ribs at base; base with molded concentric circles and pontil mark.
Gallery Label: 
McKearin illustrates a similar example attributed to the Mount Vernon Glass Works; Wilson illustrates a similar example attributed to Boston & Sandwich.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group