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Figured bottle: Jenny Lind

Object Number: 
1945.288
Date: 
1851-1855
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 6 x 4 1/2 in. ( 25.4 x 15.2 x 11.4 cm )
Marks: 
embossed: on obverse; "JENY LIND" embossed: on reverse; "GLASS*FACTORY"
Description: 
Light aquamarine, lead glass bottle blown in a full-sized, three-part mold (McKearin GI-102) embossed with a portrait bust of Jenny Lind within a wreath with the inscription "JENY[sic] LIND" on the obverse, with a two-story building with a central chimney with the inscription "GLASS*FACTORY" on the reverse; bottle is calabash-shaped with molded ribs and an applied and tooled collar and pontil mark on the base.
Gallery Label: 
Jenny Lind (1820-1887), the "Swedish Nightingale," was a soprano who toured America in 1850-1852 under the auspices of P.T. Barnum. Noted for her singing as well as her piety and charity, Lind was incredibly popular in America.
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