Dressing Bottle with Stopper in "French Dressing Bottle" Pattern

Object Name: 
Dressing Bottle with Stopper in "French Dressing Bottle" Pattern

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Object Name: 
Dressing Bottle with Stopper in "French Dressing Bottle" Pattern
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 19 cm; (a) Bottle H: 17.2 cm, Diam (max): 8.4 cm; (b) Stopper H: 5.7 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Otto W. Hilbert
Web Description: 
In 1880s and 90s, elaborate cut glass salad bowls were rare primarily because tossed salad, as we know it today, was viewed as a messy thing to serve and eat in refined households. The “French Dressing” bottle, made later however, was a less expensive item marketed to middle class families.
Pattern Name: 
French Dressing Bottle
Hilbert, Otto, Source
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; mold-blown and engraved. Hourglass shape with first vertical ribbing going up sides; wide flared lip; engraved decoration of "Oil" near top, "Vinegar" near base and a flower with ribbons in between. Flat mushroom-shaped stopper.