Bottle: hour glass-shaped

Object Number: 
1937.1660a
Date: 
1810-1850
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 3 x 3 in. ( 20.3 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Colorless glass (with a greenish-gray cast) pinch bottle; probably blown in a dip mold; cylindrical neck with rounded lip, rounded shoulders, square body with second gather of glass pinched in center to create a roughly hourglass shape with five tubes (one at center and at each corner) running from upper well to lower well, square base with rounded corners with slight push-up and pontil mark.
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