Gemel Bottle

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Object Name: 
Gemel Bottle
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 28.5 cm
On Display
probably 1850-1875
Primary Description: 
Gemel Bottle. Opaque milk-white and pink glass, probably light lead; free-blown; long narrow flattened ovoid bodies of milk-white with pink, shallow loopings, cylindrical necks with sheared lips curving in opposite directions; sides fused and bodies tapering to small base fused in milk-white holder having six ridged heavy arms, each tooled to resemble pinnate leaf--short one on each side, long one on each end--, applied flat circular foot with slightly rough pontil mark.
McKearin, George S. (b. 1874), Source
The Story of American Pressed Glass of the Lacy Period, 1825-1850
Corning Museum of Glass 1954-06-21 through 1954-09-15
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) illustrated, pl. 164; BIB# 22375
American Glass (1948) (1948) illustrated, #5, pl. 229; BIB# 25297