Bottle: Selden's Magic Fluid NY

Bottle: Selden's Magic Fluid NY
Title
Bottle: Selden's Magic Fluid NY
Date 
1820-1850
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 19 x 7.3 x 4.1 cm )
Description 
Aquamarine glass medicine bottle blown in a two-part mold with down-tooled collar, cylindrical neck, rounded rectangular body with lengthwise inscription "SELDEN'S MAGIC FLUID N. Y." on obverse, and mold seam and pontil mark on base.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1685
Marks 
in relief (lengthwise): on obverse: "SELDEN'S / MAGIC FLUID / N. Y."
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