Feeding Bottle and Top

Object Name: 
Feeding Bottle and Top

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Object Name: 
Feeding Bottle and Top
Accession Number: 
62.3.87
Dimensions: 
H: 33.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1775-1800
Credit Line: 
Gift of Minnie L. Schuelein
Primary Description: 
Pale aquamarine non-lead glass; blown, engraved; turned pewter mounts. (a) Conical, straight-sided, cylindrical shape, pewter collar with threaded neck, tapered sides with two incised rings; attached to the top of the bottle; the sides elaborately engraved, with two vignettes flanked by pine trees with layered branches; one vignette depicting a potter at his wheel, removing a large, tapered mug, the potter seated on a four-legged stool,with two mugs and a brown underneath, the floor paved with diamond-shaped tiles; zig-zag band below the scene; the vignette on the reverse with a baby in a candle on rockers with scrolled ends; linked scrolls in a band below the scene; inscribed above the baby "VIVAT/L.TS [conjoined]./.M.E.C."; inscribed around the neck, above the vignettes "Wer gutte arbeit denckt zu machen/ betehl den himel seine sachen"; concave base with rough pontil mark. (b) Tall, waisted spout, open throughout its length; rounded rim; turned rings at the base; slightly domed top, with incised ring at the bottom; threaded inside.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Schuelein, Minnie L., Source
Bottles of the World (Sekai no hei)
Venue(s)
Suntory Museum of Art 1977-03 through 1977-05
Sekai no hei (Bottles of the World) (1977) fig. 88; BIB# 32715