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    Posted 9 years ago

    primal71
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    I found this to be an interesting shape for a perfume bottle. It is just clear glass with a plastic cap, that seems to have been made to look like wood. As to who made it and when, there are no markings.

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    1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 9 years ago
      Hi, I have never seen this base. Beautiful base!! Questions: What is that ring that's slipped down over the neck? What is it made of, and does it rightfully belong to the cap? Looks like it might be a bit too large for the cap? Next, is the cap a good fit for the bottle, or do you think there could be a mixed marriage here? Is the cap a screw cap? Is the bottle threaded? If one is threaded, but not the other, then they don't belong together. What materials are inside the cap? Can you tell what kind of man-made material the cap is fashioned of? That could greatly help to date the cap -- I am very ignorant of all those 'plastic' formulae. Vintage radio people who know their stuff have usually learned to distinguish these materials. If you know a radio man, I'd ask him what the material is. Is there a fragrance in the cap or bottle? No marks at all on bottle or cap? That is very strange.

      Now, if both cap and bottle are threaded, and the cap fits the bottle well, and I were working just on identifying the cap, I'd be starting with some mid-century commonly available scents of a woody or leather family, or possibly a man's fragrance, e.g., Tweed (women). But this bottle is exceptional. An awful lot of work went into its manufacture, so I doubt that a common fragrance would have been bottled in it. On the other hand, if it were a high end fragrance, I think that there would be hallmarks. If it is a high end fragrance bottle base, then I bet that the cap is not original, and I bet the bottle's antique. It is certainly a mystery. When I first glimpsed it, I wondered if the bottle itself (not the cap) could have been an ink bottle - an old one. I wonder if it's part of a cruet ensemble? I don't know. It might help if you posted measurements.

      I would check your plastic cap against the dating criteria in this piece from Cleopatra's_Boudoir:
      http://reviews.ebay.com/Dating-Vintage-Commercial-Perfume-Bottles?ugid=10000000003844627 This piece is from her old ebay guides, and it is easy to navigate. She has launched her own site now, but the site takes a lot of memory, and it is not as easy to navigate. Still, I think Cleopatra can't be beat. If in the end you still haven't ID'd your unit, you can hire Cleopatra to investigate - for a fee. http://www.cleopatrasboudoir.com/apps/blog/categories/show/613385-types-of-perfume-bottles

      If I were you, I'd let it display itself here for a bit, as it seems to me to be a novelty. Sorry couldn't help much. I know a little about perfume bottles, but nothing about other kinds of bottles. Regards, miKKo

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