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Object Name Dispenser, Medicine
Object ID # 2005.13.15
Place of Origin Southeastern Pennsylvania
Year Range from 1860
Year Range to 1880
Material Porcelain
Dimensions H-2.5 L-6 Dia-1.75 inches
Description Decorative porcelain medicine dispenser in the shape and design of a bird. Has a small round handle and a hole in the birds mouth for dispensing, or feeding the medicine to a child.
Provenance From the Lederach family of Lower Salford Township area, mid-to-late 19th century. Last owned by Mary Jane Lederach Hershey, the donor.
Source Gift of Mary Jane Lederach Hershey & Hiram Hershey