Pickle Bottle, 1840-1880

Summary

Americans in the mid-to-late 19th century purchased a variety of pickled and preserved foods in inexpensive, commercially-made glass containers. Though cheap, some of these utilitarian bottles were distinctive in their decorations. This gothic-inspired bottle with its pointed arches and trefoils appealed to the tastes of many 19th-century middle class Americans and was found sitting on pantry and cupboard shelves, or atop kitchen tables.

Americans in the mid-to-late 19th century purchased a variety of pickled and preserved foods in inexpensive, commercially-made glass containers. Though cheap, some of these utilitarian bottles were distinctive in their decorations. This gothic-inspired bottle with its pointed arches and trefoils appealed to the tastes of many 19th-century middle class Americans and was found sitting on pantry and cupboard shelves, or atop kitchen tables.

Artifact

Bottle

Date Made

1840-1880

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

Object ID

46.99.3.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Glass (Material)

Color

Green

Dimensions

Height: 9.25 in

Width: 3.0 in

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