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Object Name: Ink bottle
Date: 1847-1875
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Medium: Glass
Dimensions: Overall: 1 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 4.8 x 5.4 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Blue glass ink bottle blown in two part mold; cylindrical with slightly sloping shoulders and cylindrical neck with lip; low relief molded inscription on side.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.1713
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Marks: molded: in low relief on side: "HARRISON'S/ COLUMBIAN/ INK"

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Apollos Harrison, for whom this bottle was made, was a seller of books, maps, and ink in the Philadelphia area between 1847 and the 1870s (see publications)


The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman