Blacking Bottle

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Object Name: 
Blacking Bottle
Accession Number: 
66.4.31
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 11.43 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1840-1860
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Jason Westerfield
Primary Description: 
Olive green non-lead glass; mold-blown. Rectangular with plain mouth; paper label wraps around four sides; three with inscription identifying the contents as "EXTRA FINE/JAPAN SPONGE/BLACKING/Water Proof/Manufactured by/THOMAS HOLLIS/Druggist & Chemist/No 30. Union Street/BOSTON" on front; more text on sides, blank on reverse; pontil mark on square base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Westerfield Estate, Mrs. Jason, Source
1966-02-15
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Material: 
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 81; BIB# 22375
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 81; BIB# 22375