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Bottle

Bottle
Title
Bottle
Date 
1821-1850
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 3 in. ( 19 x 7.6 cm )
Description 
Deep olive green glass bottle blown in three-part Ricketts-type mold with base molded separately; with two-part finish, tapered neck, rounded shoulder with inscription "PATENT," cylindrical body, and deep circular depression in base.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1657
Marks 
in relief: on shoulder: "PATENT"
Gallery Label 
A patent was granted to Henry Ricketts in 1821 for his three-part bottle mold which included a fourth mold part, i.e. a base-molding section (Great Britain Patent Office 1857). English and American glasshouses used molds of this type, although they were not necessarily Ricketts' patented molds. (See "The Parks Canada Glass Glossary," rev. ed. (Ottawa: Canadian Parks Service, 1989), pp. 29-30.)
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group