Overall: 10 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 4 in. ( 26 x 14 x 10.2 cm )
Light green, lead glass bottle blown in a full-sized, three-part mold (McKearin GI-113) with a profile portrait bust of Lajos Kossuth below the inscription "KOSSUTH" on the obverse with a tree with foliage on the reverse; bottle is calabash-shaped with an applied and tooled collar and and pontil mark.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
embossed: on obverse; "KOSSUTH"
Lajos Kossuth (1802-1894) was the leader of the failed Hungarian Revolution of 1848-1850. On October 15, 1851 he landed in New York to begin a tour of America with the goal of raising money and political support for his cause. Though popular with the American public, Kossuth was ultimately unsuccessful in his attempt to gain the money or government recognition he sought.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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