Bottle: Rheumatic Syrup 1882

Object Number: 
1937.1669
Date: 
1885-1910
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. ( 24.8 x 6.7 x 6.7 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse: "RHEUMATIC / TRADE MARK / SYRUP / 1882" in relief: on reverse: "R. S. Co / ROCHESTER.N.Y."
Description: 
Amber glass medicine bottle blown in a three-part mold with down-tooled collar, rounded shoulder, square body with recessed panels, inscription "RHEUMATIC TRADE MARK SYRUP 1882" and embossed tree on obverse, inscription R. S. Co ROCHESTER.N.Y. on reverse, and base with circular depression.
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