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Object Name: Bottle
Date: 1848
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Medium: Stoneware
Dimensions: Overall: 9 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 24.8 x 9.5 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Salt-glazed stoneware bottle with impressed retailer's mark and date.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.569
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Marks: impressed: on front: "O. TINKHAM. / 1848"

Gallery Label:

During the second half of the ninteenth century and into the early twentieth century, stoneware manufacturers commonly supplied local businesses with vessels designed for their products and marked with the retailer's name. Druggists, grocers, brewers, and ink suppliers ordered containers simply marked with their name, location, and sometimes a word describing the contents.

Provenance:

The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman