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Bottle: John Moffat, Phoenix Bitters

Object Number: 
1937.1688
Date: 
1836-1867
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. ( 14 x 6.4 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse: "JOHN/ MOFFAT" in relief: on reverse: "PHOENIX BITTERS" in relief: on sides: "NEW YORK" and "PRICE $1,00"
Description: 
Aquamarine glass bitters bottle blown in a two-part mold; with patent lip, cylindrical neck, rounded shoulder, rectangular body with flat chamfers, inscription "JOHN MOFFAT" on obverse, "PHOENIX BITTERS" on reverse, "NEW YORK" and "PRICE $1,00" on sides, and diagonal seam and 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