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Cosmetic Bottle

Object Number: 
2002.1.462
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
3 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 in.
Description: 
This rectangular aqua glass bottle for hair dye has a hand-finished cork lip and is embossed on the sides "A. I. Mathews" and "Venetian Hair Dye". A partial paper label on the front reads "Ven../ Hair/ Prepared by A.I. Mathews New York/ Warranted to Color Grey, Light or Red/ Hair to a beautiful Auburn, Brown or Black..." and a label on the back with instructions for use.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group