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Bottle: Dr's S.S. Fitch & Son ...The Queen's Toilet

Object Number: 
1937.1687
Date: 
1830-1870
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. ( 16.2 x 6.4 x 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse: "DRS S. S. FITCH & SON / 714 BROADWAY N.Y." in relief: on sides: "THE QUEENS TOILET" and "FOR THE COMPLEXION"
Description: 
Aquamarine glass medicine bottle blown in a two-part mold with separate base plate; with patent lip, cylindrical neck, rectangular body with flat chamfers, inscription "DRS S. S. FITCH & SON 714 BROADWAY N.Y." on obverse, "THE QUEENS TOILET" and "FOR THE COMPLEXION" on sides, and shallow circular depression in base.
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