Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 29, 10am-6pm. For details, please visit our calendar.

Bottle with original contents

Bottle with original contents
Title
Bottle with original contents
Date 
1760-1780
Medium 
Glass, cork
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 4 in. ( 22.2 x 10.2 cm )
Description 
Olive green, non-lead, blown glass bottle; bottle blown in dip mold and has cylindrical neck with applied, V-shaped string rim, rounded shoulders, and a cylindrical body with a push-up and pontil mark; cork and seal still intact; contains liquified ca. 1819 mushroom catsup.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lucy Embury Hubbell
Object Number 
1953.193
Marks 
written: on paper label; "Mushroom Catsup/ made by/ my grandmother/ Pindar's Vale Tarrytown/ in the year/ 1819/ kept only as a relic"
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this eighteenth-century bottle was still in use in the early nineteenth century, when it was used to hold home-made mushroom catsup. Re-use of bottles was common in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and empty bottles were usually saved or sold to be filled again and again.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group