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Bottle: Brant's Indian Balsam

Bottle: Brant's Indian Balsam
Title
Bottle: Brant's Indian Balsam
Date 
1850-1880
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 x 2 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 6.4 cm )
Description 
Aquamarine blown three-mold glass medicine bottle with down-tooled collar, scoop neck, octagonal body with "BRANDTS INDIAN BALSAM" inscribed lengthwise, push-up, and rough pontil mark.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
1937.1681
Marks 
relief: on three contiguous vertical panels: "BRANDTS / INDIAN / BALSAM"
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group