This glass cologne bottle is decorated in with a network of silver overlay in an Art Nouveau style floral and tendril motif, that is enhanced with hand engraving. The antique condition of the cologne bottle in very good antique condition and most unusual for this era silver, neither the stopper nor the side of the bottle have been engraved in their respective cartouches. This cologne bottle is a little larger than most overlay bottles standing about 6 inches tall to the top of the stopper and is about 5 inches in diameter. It is marked around the rim of the bottle mouth collar: “SILVER DEPOSIT J 850”
This sterling lidded, round powder jar
was made by the John Reddall & Company silver company. This jar is marked with the Reddall & Company logo and the words/numbers "STERLING 925 FINE". Reddall was located in Newark, New Jersey and operated between 1896 and 1908. The repousse design motif on the lid is that of cherub riding 2 dolphins surrounded by waves under a garland of roses. The jar is American cut glass in a "zipper cut" and with an eight point "star cut" on the bottom. This jar is approximately 4 inches tall and about 4 inches in diameter. The sterling has no monogram and no monogram removal. This jar is in very good condition with wear consistent with its age.
An unusually shaped cologne bottle is made of beautifully cut American glass. The square shape is much less common than the bulb shape often associated with scent bottles. The sterling stopper is made by the Gorham Mfg. Co. of Providence, RI and carries the Gorham lion, anchor, "G" logo along with the word "STERLING" and the number "S2559" and the Gorham date mark for the year 1896. The stopper has a beautiful hand engraved monogram that is a little difficult to actually read, but is maybe "FHG"? The bottle and stopper stand approximately 7 inches tall. This cologne or perfume bottle is in excellent antique condition and shows minimal wear for its age.
This is a beautifully cut crystal perfume bottle, with a sterling silver stopper. The bottle and stopper stand approximately stopper has a raised floral and scroll design motif. The flowers are maybe orchids? The sterling stopper is marked with the word STERLING and the numbers 2195. The number 9 seems to have been over stamped on the number 6. So, the number could also be 2165. There is a very hard to read maker's mark that looks similar in shape to the silhouette of what Mauser or Redlich used. The crystal is in excellent vintage condition and has the mark "HAWKES" etched into the bottom along with Hawkes logo of a three leaf clover with two birds and a fleur de lis in each of the clover leaves. The bottom of the cologne bottle does show very slight scratch marks around the edges from the bottle being used, picked up and set down which is consistent with the type of wear one would expect on a crystal bottle of its age. The bottom has a 14 point star cut in it.
A powder puff would have originally accompanied every 19th and early 20th century powder jar. One intact is a truly rare and hard find. Most got separated, lost, or deteriorated and do not exist today. This powder puff was made by Foster & Bailey of Providence, RI. Foster & Bailey were in business from 1878 to 1898. The sterling portion of the powder puff is approximately 1 inch long and the feather or puff part of the powder puff is about 3 inches in diameter and is doing some shedding. The mark on this powder puff is the Foster and Bailey logo, an F&B within a flag and the word "STERLING". This powder puff is not monogrammed and has no monogram removal. Wear is consistent with its age.
This shaker jar is American made and is marked "STERLING". The sterling lid has an arts and crafts "hammered" finish motif and screws onto the glass jar base screws on and unscrews off and has an arts and crafts "hammered" finish motif. Under the lid the glass is capped with a snug fitting removable gold plated shaker grill with about a dozen holes for shaking out the jar's contents. The jar is columnar with a flat panel cut to the glass. While decorative, these flat panels help prevent the jar from rolling off of the table, should it be upset. The lid does have a empty cartouche for a monogram, and there is no a evidence of a monogram removal. The jar is approximately 4 1/2 inches tall and is early 20th century. This jar is in very good condition with wear consistent with its age.