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    Posted 4 years ago

    Tahiti1
    (171 items)

    Cannot find any information out on this bottle. It is a very small bottle with Fleur di les type embossed designs on it. There are seams on the bottle up to the bottom of the neck. It is a cork bottle. It appears to be cased although, it could just be an illusion. It also seems to be possibly tinged pink, but that may be from the dirt still in it. Very pretty, several air bubbles all over. No distinct marks on bottom other than a small pontil mark. The bottle measures 3" x 1.75" x .75". Love it!

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    Comments

    1. noob, 4 years ago
      The shoulder shape is similar to Guerlain's bottle for the perfumes Mitsouko and L'Heure Bleue, although the scrolls on your bottle are a bit more ornate.
    2. Tahiti1 Tahiti1, 4 years ago
      I checked noob, and I just don't know, not enough to go on, but thank you for your input.
    3. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      It's pink because it s maker used Manganese Dioxide as the decolouriser.

      The chemical once used to make the glass clear, turns pink, violet, and purple with differing levels of radiation (I speculate either UVA or UVC from the sun, as it passes through the ground and walls, but we know it's the sun's fault).
      And if you used hospital-grade sterilising equipment, you could get it to turn dark purple as the Manganese does that.

      You commonly see Manganese in the glass till 1920ish, as it almost all came from Europe and our stock-piles of it ran low during the war and ran out after we found a new decolouriser.

      Tooled top (seams obliterated before the top of the lip), so before 1920 (jars and milk bottles are different, though, with the seam thing).

      As for if it's a perfume, it's too feminine to be a cologne, so, yes, it's most likely a perfume. Without a label, anything further (company, scent) is pure speculation. As it;s not embossed with a brand, it was likely a general perfume bought by several companies.
    4. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      Oh, and it's not a pontil. Some perfumes and colognes exhibit strange base marks from the moulds they were blown into.
    5. Tahiti1 Tahiti1, 4 years ago
      Thank you Noob and spiritbear
    6. gabbyz08, 4 years ago
      Such an interesting find! I'm working on a new history channel show that deals with collectors. I think you could be good on it. Feel free to shoot me an email if you're interested in hearing more! gzambrano@thinkfactorymedia.com

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