Cologne bottle: monument shaped, clear glass

Object Number: 
INV.3255
Date: 
1840-60
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 2 x 3 in. ( 12.7 x 5.1 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Aquamarine cologne bottle; deep, straight-sided square base with chamfered corners and sunken label panel on one side and sunken panels with high relief building with three arches; each side of body of bottle decorated with relief image of fountain between columns; shoulders slope to neck; flanged lip; pontil mark.
Gallery Label: 
This bottle is thought to be a replica of a Paris fountain and may have ben an import from France. It may also have been one of the fountain colognes recorded in Solomon Stranger's Glassblower's Book of 1848/49 or one of those listed in the price list of the Williamstown Glass Works of N.J. (see publications).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group