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Object Name: Bottle
Date: 1869-1880
Medium: Glass
Dimensions: Overall: 12 1/2 x 3 x 3 in. ( 31.8 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Baltimore
Description: Brown-amber non-lead glass bottle of triangular shape blown in full-size two-piece mold; molded striations on two sides and paneled third side; one side embossed "MORNING*BITTERS/INCEPTUM5869"; tooled lip, concave disk in base.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.1658
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Marks: in relief: on side: "MORNING*BITTERS/INCEPTUM5869" in relief: above shoulders: "PATENTED/5869"

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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.


The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman