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Nursing bottle

Object Number: 
1949.39
Date: 
1820-1850
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/8 x 3 in. ( 16.2 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Colorless lead glass footed nursing bottle blown in mold; tooled flange lip; tapering cylundrical neck with two annulated rings; bulbous body; circular base.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this nursing bottle belonged to the family of Cyrus Porter Smith, first elected mayor of Brooklyn (1832-1840). Smith was the great-great-great grandfather of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Master Cyrus Smith
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group