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Figured bottle: U.S. Mail; mail box shaped

Object Number: 
INV.11892
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 4 1/4 x 3 in. ( 22.9 x 10.8 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on sides: "U S / MAIL" and "U S / M [latch and lock?] L" in relief: on base: "PATENTED / DEC 15 1891"
Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass figured bottle blown in a multi-part mold with flat collar, tapered neck, mail box-shaped body with embossed American eagle and inscriptions "US MAIL" and "US M...L" on either side, and inscription "PATENTED DEC 15 1891" on base.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group