Bottle: Selden's Magic Fluid NY

Object Number: 
1937.1685
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 )
Marks: 
in relief (lengthwise): on obverse: "SELDEN'S / MAGIC FLUID / N. Y."
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.
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