Bottle: Brant's Indian Pulmonary Balsam...

Bottle: Brant's Indian Pulmonary Balsam...
Title
Bottle: Brant's Indian Pulmonary Balsam...
Date 
1840-1860
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 x 2 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 6.4 cm )
Description 
Aquamarine glass medicine bottle blown in a three-part mold with down-tooled collar, cylindrical neck, short nearly flat shoulder, octagonal body with lengthwise inscription "BRANT'S INDIAN PULMONARY BALSAM M. T. WALLACE PROPRIETOR," and circular depression and pontil mark on base.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1682
Marks 
in relief (lengthwise): on three contiguous sides: "BRANT'S INDIAN / PULMONARY BALSAM / M. T. WALLACE / PROPRIETOR"
Gallery Label 
A number of nineteenth-century physicians in the U.S. dispensed "Indian" medicines. Whether or not such cures were actually based on Indian remedies, the name carried that implication and inspired public confidence. (See McKearin and Wilson, "American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry," p. 297.)
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group