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Apothecary bottle

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Overall: 10 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. ( 27.3 x 16.5 cm )
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.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, these apothecary jars were made in 1836 for a Doctor Schley in Fredericksburg, MD (probably either Frederick, MD or Fredericksburg, VA). The bottles were special-ordered for the front window of Dr. Schley's newly redecorated drugstore. Supposedly Dr. Schley was unhappy with the bottles' small size.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group