Case Bottle

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Object Name: 
Case Bottle
Accession Number: 
H: 18.1 cm, W: 8.9 cm, D: 8.9 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
This bottle is part of a set that is now divided among several museums. The nine bottles were in a walnut case. This was probably used for storage at home as well as for travel.
Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum, Source
Brand, J. C., Former Collection
Johnson, Mrs. Bradley T. Jr., Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Colorless, non-lead glass with grayish tinge; blown by half-post method (with a second gather extending from base to neck), engraved. Rectangular shape; everted rim; short neck; straight sides; obverse copper-wheel engraved with foliate wreath open at bottom, two facing birds at top of wreath, on either side of segmented sphere, inside wreath a circle enclosing, in script: "B. Johnson/1788"; square base; rough pontil mark.
Independence Pursued: 17th and 18th c. American Glass: Amelung
Corning Museum of Glass 1976-05 through 1976-11
Amelung Glass: An Exhibition of Wares from New Bremen, Maryland, including pieces attributed to Amelung and some examples of Stiegel, Pittsburgh, Sandwich, etc., 1750-1875
Maryland Historical Society
Georgian Canada: Conflict and Culture, 1745-1820 (1984) illustrated, p. 178; BIB# 24456
Glass Tableware, Bowls and Vases (1982) pl. 284; BIB# 22048
John Frederick Amelung and the New Bremen Glassmanufactory (1976) illustrated, pp. 56-57, #5 fig. 24 A-C; BIB# AI6136
Museum Accessions (1974-06) p. 1332;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 16 (1974) illustrated, p. 132, #37; BIB# AI91024