Bottle case

Bottle case
Bottle case
Bottle case
Bottle case
Title
Bottle case
Date 
1780-1815
Medium 
Wood (probably oak), iron, glass, brass, paper, cork
Dimensions 
Case (1915.16a): 10 3/4 x 15 x 12 3/4 in. (27.3 x 38.1 x 32.4 cm)
Description 
Wooden (probably oak) bottle case composed of chest with flat, hinged lid, metal fittings nailed on to corners and edges, rosette mounts with bail handle at each side, and hasp lock at front (with square escutcheon); inside covered in blue and white patterned paper, divided into ten square compartments with two circular holders at center for tumblers; two colorless blown glass tumblers with tapered forms and pontil marks, with copper wheel engraved decoration consisting of large flower surrounded by tendrils and leaves; ten colorless blown glass bottles of various sizes, rectangular with straight sides, rounded shoulders, short cylindrical necks with ridge formed by second gather, and pontil marks, with copper wheel engraved decoration on all sides consisting of flowers framed by narrow bouquet of stem, leaves, and other foliage; cork stoppers with metal sheaths with rings, one colorless glass stopper.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Philip Schuyler
Object Number 
1915.16a-l
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group