Bottle

Object Number: 
Z.539
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Glass, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 11.7 x 4.1 x 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed paper label: affixed to body: "UNRIVALED . . . ER PROOF / BLACKING / This Blacking is acknowledged to be / superior to any ever . . . ."
Description: 
Pale green glass bottle (originally a container for blacking solution, now encrusted with residue); blown in a two-part mold, with straight finish, cylindrical neck, narrow sloped shoulder, square body with fragments of paper label attached, and diagonal mold seam and pontil mark on base.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group