Rum bottle

Object Number: 
1921.24c
Date: 
1770-1790
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 26.7 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
painted: in red on bottom; "23/5" written: on loose tag; "RUM BOTTLE? Found in excavation/ at Front and Broad Streets/ New York City/ (Period: American Revolution)"
Description: 
Olive green, non-lead, blown glass bottle; bottle blown in dip mold and has a cylindrical neck with an applied V-tooled string rim, rounded shoulders, and a squat, cylindrical body with a push-up and pontil mark.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, bottle was found in excavation at southeast corner of Broad and Front Streets, New York City, by the donor, Maurice Blumenthal, who was the contractor for the excavation.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Maurice Blumenthal
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group