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Bottle

Object Number: 
1948.476
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 5/8 x 2 7/8 in. ( 32.1 x 7.3 cm )
Description: 
Cased glass barber shop toilet water bottle; translucent green blown glass bottle with flared lip, tall, tapered neck, and cylindrical body with straight sides overlaid with layer of opaque white glass carved with flutes at neck and base and horizontal vine of ivy at midsection; polished pontil mark on base.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this is a toilet water bottle that was aquired from the barber shop of the City Hotel, Broadway and Spencer Streets, Albany, NY, about 1890.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John V. Irwin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group