Snuff bottle

Object Number: 
1938.327
Date: 
1800-1870
Medium: 
Glass, cork, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 11.4 x 7 x 5.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on label affixed to bottle: "Maccoboy/SNUFF/of the best quality/Manufactured by/JOHN CLARK & SONS,/Boston./NB. Pigtail & Fig Tobacco/At the Sign of the/Indian Chief opposite/the NWest Corner of/the Market House"
Description: 
Olive green nonlead glass snuff bottle blown in a three-part mold with rudimentary neck, rounded shoulder, rectangular body with flat chamfers, and pontil mark on base; pasted on front of bottle, paper label printed in blue with inscription beginning "Maccoboy SNUFF" in oval frame, with two casks marked "BEST VIRGINIA" at bottom left corner; remains of cork wedged in mouth of bottle.
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: 
Gift of 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