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Object Name: Bottle
Date: 1821-1850
Medium: Glass
Dimensions: Overall: 7 1/2 x 3 in. ( 19 x 7.6 cm )
Description: Deep olive green glass bottle blown in three-part Ricketts-type mold with base molded separately; with two-part finish, tapered neck, rounded shoulder with inscription "PATENT," cylindrical body, and deep circular depression in base.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.1657
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Marks: in relief: on shoulder: "PATENT"

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A patent was granted to Henry Ricketts in 1821 for his three-part bottle mold which included a fourth mold part, i.e. a base-molding section (Great Britain Patent Office 1857). English and American glasshouses used molds of this type, although they were not necessarily Ricketts' patented molds. (See "The Parks Canada Glass Glossary," rev. ed. (Ottawa: Canadian Parks Service, 1989), pp. 29-30.)


The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman