<em>Bottle, Fish</em>, 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_bw_Justin_van_Soest_photograph.jpg)

Bottle, Fish

Medium: Glass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 15 1/4 x 4 1/8 x 5 3/4 in. (38.7 x 10.5 x 14.6 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 52.110.4a-b

Image: 52.110.4a-b_bw_Justin_van_Soest_photograph.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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