Gothic or cathedral style Aquamarine glass blown in a full-size 2-piece mold
Mustard or mixtures of various spices and vinegar were sold in glass condiment bottles with narrow necks designed for shaking out the desired amount of seasoning. These bottles were closed with corks which had to be cared for properly or they would dry and either split apart or leak. The Gothic arches molded into this six-sided bottle show that even practical containers were decorated with fashionable designs.
Gift of Hilda A. Stein Estate, Carbondale, IL (1985.16.22)
© Illinois State Museum 31-Dec-96