Figured bottle: Jenny Lind

Object Number: 
1945.293
Date: 
1920-1950
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. ( 26.7 x 14 x 10.8 cm )
Marks: 
embossed: on obverse; "JENNY LIND" embossed: on reverse; "FISLERVILLE GLASS WORKS" typed: on tag; "HERB SALAD/ WINE VINEGAR flavored with herbs, garlic, and shallots/ from Juniper Hills/ HOUSE OF HERBS, Inc./ Canaan, Conn./ 1 quart/ WINE VINEGAR" typed
Description: 
Light-green, 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; bottle is sealed with red wax and contains liquid vinegar.
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