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Posted 6 years ago


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I've had this bottle for around 30 years. I was digging for bottles and found the stopper on it's own and kept it because I thought it was a nice item on it's own. About a week later I found the bottle about 6 feet away from where I had found the stopper. It is in excellent condition bar a few small chips around the rim.

Every now and then I have a dig about for information but have never managed to find any details of what would have been kept/bought in the bottle. I assume it would have been some sort of scent because of the decorative nature but it strikes me as an unusual colour for a Victorian scent bottle given that green is normally associated with poison bottles.

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  1. daisymay daisymay, 6 years ago
    You were very lucky to find this, it is really pretty; I particularly like the stopper. It isn't unusual to have deep green perfume bottles but I do understand your intuitive feeling that it might be medicinal rather than for perfume; it does have a serious, no nonsense, sort of look about it so maybe it was for smelling salts?
  2. daisymay daisymay, 6 years ago
    The more I look at your bottle the more I love it, it's gorgeous. And I'm sure I've seen that shape before so I had a quick check through my perfume bottle books and see that the shape and stopper are stylistically very similar to Prince Matchabelli's bottles. I don't know whether he manufactured any purely decorative bottles rather than those specific to his perfume but it might be worth doing some research on it. Hope this helps and thanks for sharing.
  3. Mike_Jackson, 6 years ago
    Thanks for that I'll do a bit of searching.

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