Posted 11 months ago
WILL WONDERS EVER CEASE?
A PERFUME BOTTLE. 2.5" IN DIAMETER. 2. 25' TALL, WITH DAUBER ATTACHED (PICS. 1, 4)
BUT: MARKED TWICE. WITH A CHZECHOSLOVAKIA MARK (PIC. 3) AND A PAPER LABEL(PIC. 2)
AND THEREIN LAYS A SHOCKER. THE E &JB LABEL IS AMERICAN. FROM THE INTERNET:
E & J Bass, Inc of NY, they sold items in the 1890s-1930 under the name Empire Art Gold, Imperial Art Silver and Empire Art Silver, their mark usually consisted of a Crown in a circle with E&JB Empire Art. Their business went under due to the Depression. They also produced the enamel and jewel combinations, or sometimes without jewels.IThe Dorothy Rainwater book says that E & J Bass were "Manufacturers of sterling silver wares, sterling deposit wares and plated silver and jewelry." You will find markings on the bases of the boxes and perfume caddies, the sides of the handles on the handmirrors and brushes, and also just underneath the mirror on the handmirror.
SO, NOW WE NOW CZECH DECO EXPORT GLASS WAS IMPORTED TO THE USA, DECORATED AND MARKETED HERE BY COMPANIES SUCH AS E & JB!