American. <em>Bottle, Figure of Seated Old Man</em>, 19th century. Glass, 11 3/8 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. (28.9 x 10.8 x 10.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. V. B. Howe, 40.378. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.378.jpg)

Bottle, Figure of Seated Old Man


Medium: Glass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 11 3/8 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. (28.9 x 10.8 x 10.5 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 40.378

Image: 40.378.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Colorless pressed glass bottle molded into shape of seated male figure holding a staff; he is barefoot, has long hair and a long beard, and is wearing robes and a short turban (perhaps a philosopher?). Cylindrical neck and ringed mouth of bottle rise from turban. Bottle for Poland Spring water. CONDITION: Fair; all over dirt, especially in crevices; manufacturing imperfections, including several bubbles in glass, a foreign substance enclosed in the glass and surrounded by small cracks in the back of the "seat," and a rough spot on underside in center where bottle was broken off mold.

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