Patent Medicine Bottle

Object Name: 
Patent Medicine Bottle

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Object Name: 
Patent Medicine Bottle
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
61.2.4
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1766
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown-molded. Flattened with shaped sides, consisting of a rounded top, above an "octagonal" base; the faces inscribed (molded) "BY/THE/KINGS/ROYALL/PATENT/ GRANTED/TO" on one face, and "ROBT/TURLI/NGTON/FOR HIS/INVENTED/ BALSAM/OF/LIFE", and inscribed on the sides "LONDON" and "IANY. 26 1766"; short, cylindrical neck with flat, folded rim; flat base with rough pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Edward, Anthony H., Source
1961-03-03
Category: 
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Material: 
Inscription: 
BY / THE / KINGS / ROYALL / PATENT / GRANTED / TO
Inscription
inscribed (molded) on one face
IANY. 26 1766
Inscription
inscribed (molded) on one side
LONDON
Inscription
inscribed (molded) on one side
ROBT / TURLI / NGTON / FOR HIS / INVENTED / BALSAM / OF / LIFE
Inscription
inscribed (molded) on one face