Bottle

Bottle
Bottle
Bottle
Title
Bottle
Date 
1750-1800
Medium 
Glass, pewter
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 3 in. ( 19 x 9.8 x 7.6 cm )
Description 
Colorless blown nonlead glass bottle; rectangular body (eight-sided) with rounded shoulders with ridge formed by second gather; conical neck with lip mounted with pewter neck ring and screw top; low push-up; pontil mark on bottom; polychrome enamel-painted decoration consisting of floral motifs on one side and man in colonial dress on other.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Object Number 
1965.771d
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. (See Publications)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group