Bottle: Pine Tree Tar Cordial Phila

Bottle: Pine Tree Tar Cordial Phila
Title
Bottle: Pine Tree Tar Cordial Phila
Date 
1875-1890
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 5/8 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 24.4 x 6 x 6 cm )
Description 
Emerald green glass medicine bottle blown in a three-part mold with down-tooled collar, cylindrical neck, short curved shoulder, square body with chamfered corners, embossed pine tree with inscription "TRADE MARK" on one side, "L.Q.C. WISHART'S" and "PINE TREE TAR CORDIAL PHILA" on two of the other sides, and base with circular depression.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1667
Marks 
in relief: on obverse: "L.Q.C. WISHART'S" in relief: on reverse: "PINE TREE / TAR CORDIAL / PHILA" in relief: on adjacent side: "TRADE / MARK"
Gallery Label 
In 1873 Lucius Q. C. Wishart apparently sold his interest in the cordial, or a new firm was formed for which H. R. Wishart (son?) patented the trademark; bottles with the inscription "TRADE MARK" thus appeared after 1873 (see McKearin and Wilson, "American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry," p. 304).
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group