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Bottle

Bottle
Title
Bottle
Date 
1821-1850
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 x 3 in. ( 20.3 x 7.6 cm )
Description 
Black glass bottle blown in three-part Ricketts-type mold with base molded separately; with two-part finish, slightly bulged neck, rounded shoulder, cylindrical body, and circular depression in base.
Credit Line 
Found by Joseph Rapport and Richard Koke of the NYHS
Object Number 
1949.239b
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this bottle was found by Joseph Rapport and Richard Koke of the New-York Historical Society in Battery Park in 1949 in the excavations for Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel and Battery Park Underpass. 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. English and American glasshouses used molds of this type, although they were not necessarily Ricketts' patented molds.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group