Ink bottle

Object Number: 
1937.1705
Date: 
1840-1900
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 5.4 x 5.4 cm )
Marks: 
molded: in low relief on side: "GEO. W. WILLIAMS AND CO./ HARTFORD/ CONN." printed: in black on paper label: "Williams/ VIOLET/ Colored Ink/ Geo. W. Williams & Co./ Hartford Conn."
Description: 
Colorless glass ink bottle blown in two part mold; conical, with shoulders and cylindrical neck with lip; inside of bottle stained with purple ink; molded inscription and paper label with inscriptions on 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