Ink bottle

Object Number: 
1937.1707
Date: 
1840-1900
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 6 x 6 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in black on label: "T. JOHNSON'S FINE/ BLACK INK/ WILLINGTON, CONN."
Description: 
Colorless glass ink bottle blown in two part mold; ocatgonal pyramid with cylindrical neck with lip; hollow pontil mark in base; interior stained with black ink; paper label affixed to side.
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