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Bottle

Object Number: 
1949.239b
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Found by Joseph Rapport and Richard Koke of the N-YHS
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group