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Bottle: DeLangley's Root & Herb Bitters...Boston

Object Number: 
1937.1666
Date: 
1860-1910
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 3 in. ( 24.1 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
embossed: on body; "DR. LANGLEY'S/ ROOT & HERB/ BITTERS/ 99 UNION ST/ BOSTON"
Description: 
Aquamarine glass bottle blown in a two-part mold with a hand-tooled finish embossed with inscription "DR LANGLEY'S ROOT & HERB BITTERS 99 UNION ST BOSTON;" short, cylindrical neck, rounded shoulders, cylindrical body with slight push-up and no pontil mark; with cork.
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