Figured bottle/flask

Object Number: 
1953.400
Date: 
1851-1857
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 6 x 4 1/2 in. ( 26 x 15.2 x 11.4 cm )
Marks: 
embossed: on obverse; "JENNY LIND" embossed: on reverse; "GLASS WORK'S/ S. HUFFSEY"
Description: 
Light aquamarine, non-lead glass bottle blown in a full-sized three-part mold (McKearin GI-99) embossed with a portrait bust of Jenny Lind within a wreath with the inscription, "JENNY LIND" on the obverse with a two-story building with a central chimney with the inscription "GLASS WORK'S S. HUFFSEY" on the reverse; bottle is calabash-shaped with a an applied and tooled collar and a blow-pipe 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 and her piety and charity, Lind was incredibly popular in America. Samuel Huffsey was a Philadelphia glass dealer between 1851 and 1857. The bottle may have been made at the Millford Glass Works, Millford NJ (of which Huffsey may have been an owner) or at the New Brooklyn Glass Works or the Isabella Glass Works in New Jersey.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group