Medicine bottle

Object Number: 
1953.423
Date: 
1830-1870
Medium: 
Glass, cork, paper, wax
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. ( 14.3 x 6.4 x 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
signed: in ink at bottom of label affixed to bottle: "Geo W House" printed: on label affixed to bottle: "CLEMENS'/INDIAN TONIC/Infallible cure for AGUE AND FEVER./Prepared and sold, wholesale & retail, by GEO. W./HOUSE, Nashville, Ten. [pointing finger]P
Description: 
Aquamarine nonlead glass medicine bottle blown in a three-part mold, in original wrapper with printed inscription, with flanged lip, tapered neck, rounded shoulder, ovoid body, and pontil mark; pasted to front of bottle, paper label printed in black, with inscription beginning "CLEMENS' INDIAN TONIC"; on back, pressed inscription to left of abstract figure of Indian reading "INDIAN CLEMENS' TONIC PREPARED BY GEO. W. HOUSE"; cork wedged in mouth of bottle, covered in sealing wax; body of bottle heavily discolored, amber and brown.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group