Store display/ bottle

Object Number: 
2002.1.3209
Date: 
1880-1900
Medium: 
Glass, paper, foil, cork
Dimensions: 
36 3/4 x 7 in. diameter
Description: 
A large wine bottle for store display, probably a 'Nebucadnezzar' or 'Balthazar' size bottle. The bottle is hand-blown from dark amber glass, corked and the lip and neck are covered with tarnished silver foil. The paper label reads "Johannesberger/ Peter Arnold Mumm/ Frankfurt, A.M./ (Germany)/ F. de Bary & Co. New-York, Sole Agents for the U.S. and Canada". Founded in 1827, Mumm brothers champagne and wines became internationaly sought after and avidly consumed by the royalty of Austria-Hungary, Norway, Prussia and England by 1900. In 1881, Mumm's 'Cordon Rouge' was the first champagne to be regularly imported to the United States.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group