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Figured bottle

Object Number: 
1945.292
Date: 
1920-1940
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. ( 25.4 x 14 x 9.5 cm )
Marks: 
embosssed: on obverse; "JENNY LIND" embossed: on reverse; "FISLERVILLE GLASS WORKS" typed: on label on bottom; "99"
Description: 
Amber, non-lead glass bottle blown in a full-sized, three-part mold (McKearin GI-107a) with a bust of Jenny Lind beneath the inscription "JENNY LIND" and above a spray of foliage on the obverse, with a glass house below the inscription "FISLERVILLE GLASS WORKS" on the reverse; bottle is calabash-shaped with molded ribs and an applied and tooled collar and a rough pontil mark.
Gallery Label: 
This bottle is a counterfeit of a nineteenth-century Jenny Lind bottle. While the general shape and decoration of the bottle is like that of the original, there are obvious differences in the bust of Jenny Lind and the view of the glass house that clearly differentiate this from a genuine specimen.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
Provenance: 
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group