Bottle w/label: Osgood's India Cholagogue New York

Bottle w/label: Osgood's India Cholagogue New York
Title
Bottle w/label: Osgood's India Cholagogue New York
Date 
1840-1860
Medium 
Glass, paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 14 x 6 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Glass medicine bottle with green tint, blown in a two-part mold, with down-tooled lip, bulged neck, rounded shoulder, rectangular body with flat chamfers, paper label affixed to bottle, and lengthwise inscription "INDIA CHOLAGOGUE"; cut base; traces of matter at corners of bottle.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
1937.1694
Marks 
signed: in ink on bottom of paper label affixed to bottle: "Charles Osgood M[d]" pressed: on obverse of bottle: "INDIA/CHOLAGOGUE" pressed: on side of bottle: "OSGOOD'S" pressed: on other side of bottle: "NEW YORK" printed: on paper label affixed to bottle: "DIRECTIONS./FOR FEVER AND AGUE-CHILL FEVER/D[illeg.]/AGUE, or any form of INTERMITTENT FEVER, to be/taken four times in twenty-four hours-half an hour/before the ordinary time of meals and at bed time/and continued till the periodical return of the dis-/ease is broken up, which will not exceed two or/three days. It should then be taken three times/a day-morning, noon, and evening-until it effects/a permanent and radical cure... [specific instructions]"
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