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Bottle: Pine Tree Tar Cordial Phila

Object Name: Medicine bottle
Date: 1875-1890
Medium: Glass
Dimensions: Overall: 9 5/8 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 24.4 x 6 x 6 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Emerald green glass medicine bottle blown in a three-part mold with down-tooled collar, cylindrical neck, short curved shoulder, square body with chamfered corners, embossed pine tree with inscription "TRADE MARK" on one side, "L.Q.C. WISHART'S" and "PINE TREE TAR CORDIAL PHILA" on two of the other sides, and base with circular depression.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.1667
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Marks: in relief: on obverse: "L.Q.C. WISHART'S" in relief: on reverse: "PINE TREE / TAR CORDIAL / PHILA" in relief: on adjacent side: "TRADE / MARK"

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In 1873 Lucius Q. C. Wishart apparently sold his interest in the cordial, or a new firm was formed for which H. R. Wishart (son?) patented the trademark; bottles with the inscription "TRADE MARK" thus appeared after 1873 (see McKearin and Wilson, "American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry," p. 304).


The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman