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Bottle

Bottle
Title
Bottle
Date 
1865-1880
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 4 in. ( 24.1 x 10.2 cm )
Description 
Green, non-lead glass bottle blown in a three part mold with embossed lettering; bottle has cylindrical neck with hand-tooled finish with a down-turned lip and V-shaped string rim, rounded shoulders, and a cylindrical body embossed with a large "C" within an arch formed by the inscription "CONGRESS & EMPIRE SPRING CO./ SARATOGA NY" on the obverse side, "CONGRESS WATER" in an arch on the reverse side.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Weber Hill Arkenburgh
Object Number 
1948.306
Marks 
embossed: on obverse side; " CONGRESS & EMPIRE SPRING CO./ C/ SARATOGA NY" EMBOSSED: on reverse side; : "CONGRESS WATER"
Gallery Label 
This bottle was made at the Congressville Glass Works (in operation 1865-1890) for the Congress and Empire Spring Co. of Saratoga, NY. The "C" and "CONGRESS WATER" refer to the Congress Spring in Saratoga, NY, which was a source for bottled water from the early 19th century onward.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group