On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
late 19th century
15 1/4 x 4 1/8 x 5 3/4 in. (38.7 x 10.5 x 14.6 cm) (show scale)
Molded in relief on fish's lower lip, along bottom edge of bottle: "D & D"
Gift of Alberta P. Locke
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Bottle, Fish, late 19th century. Glass, 15 1/4 x 4 1/8 x 5 3/4 in. (38.7 x 10.5 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Alberta P. Locke, 52.110.4a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 52.110.4a-b.jpg)
overall, 52.110.4a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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Colorless blown molded glass bottle (a) (bitters) with stopper (b) molded into shape of fish (perhaps a carp or catfish). Fish's head is at bottom, scaled body and tail rise in gentle S-shaped arch to form neck; flared rim around mouth of bottle. Stopper in shape of tail fits into mouth. Pontil mark.
CONDITION: Good; few tiny chips around mouth of bottle and end of stopper; dirt in crevices of tail.
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