Apothecary bottle

Title:
Apothecary bottle
Date: 
1836
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. ( 27.3 x 16.5 cm )
Description: 
Deep blue and colorless blown lead glass apothecary bottle; blue bottle with wide flanged lip, short cylindrical neck, and spherical body joined to colorless pedestal base with folded-under rim with interior pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.950b
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, these apothecary jars were made in 1836 for a Doctor Scheley in Fredericksburg, MD (probably either Frederick, MD or Fredericksburg, VA). The bottles were special-ordered for the front window of Dr. Sheley's newly redecorated drugstore. Supposedly Dr. Sheley was unhappy with the bottles' small size.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group