One Bottle, Any Bottle

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This episode is best experienced standing by case 23 (“Blown-Molded Glass, 1810–75”) in gallery 706 in The American Wing. If you can’t visit the Museum in person, you might want to take a look at the pocket bottle (1815–40), John Singer Sargent’s Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau) (1883–4), and Frank Duveneck’s Tomb Effigy of Elizabeth Boott Duveneck (1891).