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Bottle: Lyon's Powder

Object Name: Medicine bottle
Date: 1850-1900
Medium: Glass
Dimensions: Overall: 4 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 11.1 x 3.8 cm )
Description: Amethyst lead glass bottle made in three part mold with steeply sloping shoulders and narrow neck with lip; low relief inscription on shoulder; pontil mark in base.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.1700
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Marks: molded: in low relief on shoulder: "B & P/ N.Y."; "LYONS/ POWDER"

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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