Bottle case

Bottle case
Bottle case
Bottle case
Title
Bottle case
Date 
1750-1800
Medium 
Wood, glass, iron, cork
Dimensions 
case: 12 x 17 1/4 x 13 in. (30.5 x 43.8 x 33 cm)
Description 
Wood bottle case, rectangular shape with flat lid attached with strap hinges, with strips of wood nailed along edge of lid; roughly constructed with wood planks, with cast iron pulls at each end; inside divided into twelve compartments with tiny strips of wood, holding twelve dark brown and green glass case bottles blown in a mold, square with four flat sides tapered to base, rounded shoulders, short cylindrical necks with tooled lips, push-ups, and pontil mark on bottoms; some with corks.
Object Number 
INV.7856
Gallery Label 
While the case was probably fabricated in the United States, the case bottles were probably made in Europe between 1775 and 1800.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group