Figured bottle: codfish shape

Object Number: 
1937.1045
Date: 
1900-1930
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 4 x 2 in. ( 25.4 x 10.2 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Amber machine-made glass bottle molded in the shape of a fish with cylindrical machine-made finish; diamond 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. This bottle, produced in the early twentieth-century, is probably based on a nineteenth-century bitters bottle.
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