Friday, April 26, 2019

Cicada French Jeweled Celluloid Perfume Atomizer

This is a superb antique 1920s perfume atomizer made in the shape of a winged insect, possibly a cicada. Composed up of celluloid and possibly galalith and accented with glass jewels, this is an unusual piece of Art Deco.  Marked "Made In France" on the base. Stands about 3 1/2" tall x 3" wide. Manufacturer unknown. Photos from worthpoint.






Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Metal Perfume Atomizers in 1928 Catalog Advertisement

These bottles were shown in a 1928 Oskamp Notling catalog.

The manufacturers are not mentioned but the metal bottles MAY be by Quaker Silver Co. who made similar metal atomizers that I already covered in a previous post on this blog.




 Heavy Gold Plated Metal Bottles:



These two non-corrosive metal bottles are heavily gold plated and feature a simple frieze decoration along the top and a beaded square pedestal base. The dropper bottle stands 5.5" tall and the atomizer stands 7" tall.




This bottle is actually two parts: a colorless glass bottle that rests inside a metal holder. The metal holder is heavily gold plated and features hand hammered effect. The atomizer stands 6.75" tall. The 6" oval pin tray has an open work metal frame and features a net lace doily sandwiched between two pieces of glass. The set is housed in a presentation box that is lined with fabric and has a hinge.


This bottle is actually two parts: a colorless glass bottle that rests inside a metal holder. The metal holder is heavily gold plated and features hand hammered effect. The atomizer stands 6.75" tall. The 6.25" x 10" oval pin tray has an open work metal frame and features a net lace doily sandwiched between two pieces of glass. The set is housed in a presentation box that is lined with fabric and has a hinge.


This bottle is actually two parts: a colorless glass bottle that rests inside a metal holder. The metal holder is heavily gold plated and features hand hammered effect with a three dimensional floral ornament on the side which is set with colored stones. The atomizer stands 6.75" tall.


These two non-corrosive metal bottles are heavily gold plated and feature a delicate shield  decoration and stylized floral elements on a pedestal base. The dropper bottle stands 5.5" tall and the atomizer stands 6" tall.




These two non-corrosive metal bottles are heavily gold plated and feature a simple stylized floral decoration on a pedestal base. The dropper bottle stands 5.5" tall and the atomizer stands 6" tall.



These two non-corrosive metal bottles are heavily gold plated and feature an ornate frieze decoration and fluted design on a pedestal base. The dropper bottle stands 6.5" tall and the atomizer stands 7" tall.



This large bottle MAY be Bohemian in origin. It is described having a "Florentine Effect on Glass, Part Being Mat [sic] with Three Beautiful Engraved Amber Panels."This bottle had a long silk covered hose and bulb covered with netting. The bottle stood 6.75" tall. 





Non-Atomizers:


These are not atomizers, but actually dropper style bottles with glass daubers. I have including info on them anyway since they are illustrated on the catalog page and may be of interest to collectors. These type of bottles were usually made by companies such as Heisey, Westmoreland, Tiffin, US Glass and others during the 1920s and 1930s. These often came in various colors ranging from clear, green pink, blue, amber or amethyst.






original image: ebay seller gdawg/edited by me

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Roolf et Cie

Societe Roolf et Cie of Choisy le Roi, France.

Granted French patent FR354606 n May 13, 1903 for an atomizer with a hermetic closure.

Granted French patent FR335026 on August 1, 1904 for a "Système de vaporisateur multiple".

Granted French patent FR354606 on October 9, 1905 for an atomizer with a hermetic seal.

Granted French patent FR361348 on June 15, 1906 for an improvement for an atomizer.

Granted French patent FR372061A on March 23, 1907 for an unusual atomizer.







In the letterheads, the company listed all the articles that they manufactured, including "vaporisateurs en tout genres", by 1940, this line was crossed out in the letterhead, which leads me to believe that they no longer produced these items.