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Bottle

Bottle
Bottle
Bottle
Title
Bottle
Date 
1750-1800
Medium 
Glass, pewter
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 in. ( 14.6 x 7 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Light brown blown non-lead glass bottle; conical neck mounted with pewter threaded ring (cap missing), rounded shoulders with ridge formed by second gather of glass, rectangular body with chamfered corners, and flat base with pontil mark; decorated with polychrome enamel painting of clasped hands and flaming hearts on front, German inscription on back, and floral motifs on sides.
Object Number 
INV.12481
Marks 
painted enamel: on back; "unser frei/ und liebes/ band soll/ auflosen/ seine hand"
Gallery Label 
While wares with this enameled decoration were long thought by collectors and scholars to be the product of Henry Steigel's Manheim Glass Works, there is no evidence that any of these enameled wares were made in America. Their exact function is unknown.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group