Posted 3 years ago
I have been collecting vintage and antique perfume bottles for about 20 years. I am also a Fenton Art Glass collector. When I discovered the connection with Fenton and DeVilbiss, it was evident that I had to try and collect all of the perfume bottles that Fenton made for DeVilbiss.
From their early years, The Fenton Art Glass Company produced various vanity items including cologne and perfume bottles, powder jars and vanity trays. Many of these items were production items for their own line. When WWII interrupted glass imports from Europe, Fenton began producing vanity items for other companies. At the same time, The DeVilbiss Atomizer Company looked to the US glass companies to supply their need for perfume bottles.
The DeVilbiss Atomizer Company patented and began making atomizers for perfume bottles in 1910, and with quality fittings and glass they quickly became America’s leading perfume atomizer manufacturer. The DeVilbiss 1940 salesman catalog had 3 bottles made by Fenton in various opalescent colors. The last Fenton bottle was shown in the 1953 catalog. It is the cranberry and white swirl atomizer at the bottom right of the third photo.
As you can see by the blank spaces, I am still searching for a few allusive bottles.