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Bottle: Brant's Indian Balsam

Object Number: 
1937.1681
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 2 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
relief: on three contiguous vertical panels: "BRANDTS/ INDIAN/ BALSAM"
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group