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Bottle: John Moffat, Phoenix Bitters

Bottle: John Moffat, Phoenix Bitters
Title
Bottle: John Moffat, Phoenix Bitters
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 )
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.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1688
Marks 
in relief: on obverse: "JOHN / MOFFAT" in relief: on reverse: "PHOENIX BITTERS" in relief: on sides: "NEW YORK" and "PRICE $1,00"
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.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group