Bottle

Object Number: 
1921.24b
Date: 
1750-1770
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 4 1/8 in. ( 21.6 x 10.5 cm )
Marks: 
typed: on loose tag; "RUM BOTTLE/ Found in excavation/ at Front and Broad Streets/ New York City/ (Period: American Revolution)" painted: in red on bottom; "23/7"
Description: 
Olive green, non-lead, blown glass bottle; bottle blown in dip mold and has cylindrical neck with applied string rim, rounded shoulders, and a squat, cylindrical body with a push up and a pontil mark; cork intact in neck; iridescence on surface and heart-shaped piece missing from side.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, bottle was found in excavation at southeast corner of Front and Broad Street, new York City, in 1920 by the donor, Maurice Bluemnthal, who was the contractor for the excavation.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Maurice Blumenthal
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group