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Bottle

Object Number: 
1937.569
Date: 
1848
Medium: 
Stoneware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 24.8 x 9.5 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on front: "O. TINKHAM. / 1848"
Description: 
Salt-glazed stoneware bottle with impressed retailer's mark and date.
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group