Soda Water Bottle

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Object Name: 
Soda Water Bottle
Accession Number: 
86.4.262
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 18.1 cm, Diam (max): 6.67 cm; Rim Diam (max): 3.05 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1850-1860
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Graham Jr. in memory of Louise Wood Tillman
Primary Description: 
Soda Water Bottle. Deep blue green non-lead glass; mold-blown. Cylindrical shape; narrowing at neck to wide applied lip; design on obverse depicts the New York Capital Palace of 1853 with "UNION GLASS WORKS / PHILA A" below; reverse depicts "CRYSTAL PALACE / PREMIUM / SODA WATER / W. EAGLE / NEW YORK"; graphite pontil recessed on circular base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Tillman, Louise Wood, Former Collection
Graham, John R. Jr., Source
Graham, Mrs. John R. Jr., Source
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
New York Crystal Palace 1853
Venue(s)
Bard Graduate Center Gallery 2017-03-23 through 2017-07-30
Curated by David Jaffee, Professor and Head of New Media Research, Bard Graduate Center New York Crystal Palace will shed light on this near-forgotten aspect of New York City's cultural history through a display of key objects and through four multimedia components, which include a digital publication with nine full-length essays, an audio guide, and two digital interactives focusing on the Crystal Palace's history, architecture, and interior.