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Bottle: J. Milhau Chemist New York

Object Number: 
1937.1661
Date: 
1860-1880
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 3 x 2 in. ( 26.7 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
embossed: on three sides; "J. MILHAU/ CHEMIST/ NEW YORK"
Description: 
Pale violet glass bottle blown in a full-sized, two-part mold with a hand-tooled finish; bottle is rectangular with inset panels and flat chamfered corners embossed with "J. MILHAU," "CHEMIST," and "NEW YORK;" the flat, rectangular base has a mold seam running diagonally.
Gallery Label: 
J. Milhau was a chemist located at 183 Broadway in New York circa 1860 to 1886.
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