Bottle, Figure of Seated Old Man
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
11 3/8 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. (28.9 x 10.8 x 10.5 cm) (show scale)
On legs of man, molded: (proper right leg) "POLAND" and (proper left leg) "WATER"
On man's back, molded: a life-ring with "POLAND MINERAL SPRING WATER"; within ring, interlocking letters in fancy script "P M S"
On back of bottle, along bottom, molded: "H. RICKER & SONS PROPRIETORS"
Gift of Mrs. V. B. Howe
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American. Bottle, Figure of Seated Old Man, 19th century. Glass, 11 3/8 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. (28.9 x 10.8 x 10.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. V. B. Howe, 40.378. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.378.jpg)
overall, 40.378.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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Colorless pressed glass bottle molded into shape of seated male figure holding a staff; he is barefoot, has long hair and a long beard, and is wearing robes and a short turban (perhaps a philosopher?). Cylindrical neck and ringed mouth of bottle rise from turban. Bottle for Poland Spring water.
CONDITION: Fair; all over dirt, especially in crevices; manufacturing imperfections, including several bubbles in glass, a foreign substance enclosed in the glass and surrounded by small cracks in the back of the "seat," and a rough spot on underside in center where bottle was broken off mold.
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