Posted 5 years ago
This iridescent barber's bottle has a beautiful golden papillon decor with a strong raspberry colored iridescence. I am not familiar with the decor, and as several houses made this form, I am not sure at this point who may have made it. I just love the very Nouveau shape of these bottles; it stands 5" tall.
For comparison, the last image shows it next to a what I believe is a Rindskopf oil spot barber's bottle (the oil spotting is on a very dark amethyst glass). You can see the subtle differences in form - the Rindskopf bottle is also made of much thicker and heavier glass.
Interestingly, I once saw a similar vase at auction that still had its original label from a Perfumier in New York; the gold label said "Crescent Perfume Co. Rochester N.Y." While another sticker on the neck read "French Lilac". It is great to know these were used as perfumes, at least in some cases.