Figured bottle: bust & lyre design

Object Number: 
1945.291
Date: 
1851-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 6 x 3 in. ( 22.9 x 15.2 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Aquamarine, non-lead glass bottle blown in a two-part mold (McKearin GI-110) with a hand-tooled finish; body is violin-shaped, with ten panels, the largest front and back panels embossed with portrait bust of Jenny Lind above a lyre; panels adjoining front and back panels embossed with vine-like pattern; ten-sided base has pontil mark.
Gallery Label: 
Jenny Lind (1820-1887), the "Swedish Nightingale," was a soprano who toured America in 1850-1852 under the auspices of P.T. Barnum. Noted for her singing as well as her piety and charity, Lind was incredibly popular in America.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
Provenance: 
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group