Cologne Bottle

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Object Name: 
Cologne Bottle
Accession Number: 
59.4.34
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.8 cm; Rim Diam: 2.2 cm; Body Diam (max): 5.4 cm; Base Diam: 3.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1850-1899
Primary Description: 
Cologne Bottle. Clear very bubbly glass with a slight grey tinge; blown-two-mold; about 3 oz. container, with barrel shaped body, slightly concave base with a rough pontil mark and short cylindrical neck with flattened rim; the very rich baroque pattern which occupies the central body is framed top and bottom by bands of horizontal ribbing; the main frieze contains on one side a large medallion left free, on the reverse smaller medallion accompanied by volute motifs and containing the initials (?), the initials seem to include the letters F, possibly R and C; the initials seem to be like the ones on the original cologne bottles made by Farina, Cologne, the spaces between the medallions are occupied by baroque-like tendrils, branches and volute ornaments (medallion is used for paper label).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Hutzler, Constance Mayer, Former Collection
Parke-Bernet Galleries, NYC, Source
1959-11-27
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
F; R; C
inscription
body
Blowing an Identity
Venue(s)
Stamford Museum & Nature Center 1992-06-07 through 1993-12