Bottle in original box
Glass, cork, cardboard
Overall (bottle): 2 3/4 x 1 5/8 x 1 in. (7 x 4.1 x 2.5 cm)
Aquamarine lead glass mold-blown bottle in original cardboard box; bottle's interior stained purple with residue of contents; flattened cylindrical form with curved shoulders, cylindrical neck, and tooled double lip sealed with cork; molded inscriptions on sides; rectangular cardboard box has black printed inscriptions on four sides and open top with notch for thumb; printed instruction sheet crumpled and lodged inside box.
molded: on sides of bottle: "HOWE/ &/ STEVENS" and "FAMILY/ DYE COLORS"
printed: on box: "HOWE & STEVENS/ FAMILY/ DYE COLORS."; "FAMILY DYE COLOR[S]"; "VIOLET"; "Directions inside of each Package, in English, German, and French."; "MANUFACTURED BY/ HOWE & STEVENS, 260 Broadway, BOSTON./ 15 Cts/ Put up in packages at 15 and 25 cts. each." Further instructions and explanations appear on other sides.
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