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Figured bottle/flask

Object Number: 
1937.1043
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 2 5/8 in. ( 22.2 x 14 x 6.7 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on reverse: "VAN DUNCK'S / GENEVER / TRADE MARK / WARE & SCHMITZ"
Description: 
Deep amber non-lead glass figured bottle blown in a three-part mold with patent lip, cylindrical neck, body representing head, torso, and arms of a man (possibly a coachman) holding a pipe in his hands, inscription "VAN DUNCK'S GENEVER TRADE MARK WARE & SCHMITZ" on reverse, and oval base with chamfered heel and shallow concave profile.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group