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Posted 3 years ago

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Trying to find out more information on this boot. I have 4 other boots, that appear to be Fenton, but this one has a B & H stamped on the bottom. I cannot locate information on B & H. Anyone? Thanks

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  1. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
    not one that I recognize right off. can you provide a photo of the marking?
  2. Paul71 Paul71, 3 years ago
    This was originally sold as a holder for a bottle of perfume. The bottle fit inside the boot, and when the contents were done, the boot could be used as a vase. The boots are not too common, and they are rarely found with their original perfume bottles.

    George Bean and James Hurlbut (B&H) patented this design on March 8, 1887 . I believe it was assigned it to the Bellaire Goblet Company of Findlay, OH
  3. pscobee, 3 years ago
    Paul71,
    Thank you so much for the information on the B&H marking.
    Do you know how long this design was in production?
  4. Paul71 Paul71, 3 years ago
    I need to clarify that Bellaire Goblet Company began in Bellaire, OH in 1876 and moved to Findlay, OH in 1888. Despite their name, they did make other goods, but their main focus was, of course, goblets. BGC became part of United States Glass Company in 1891 and was out of business a year later. This should give you a time frame for your boot. They were also made in clear, amber, and canary colored glass. Modern collectors call the latter "vaseline"
  5. pscobee, 3 years ago
    Great! Thank You, Paul71. Now, I'll make note of this and place the boot in my cabinet.

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