Aristo

Aristo

 McCoy, Jones & Westlake, Inc, was an American import company from Chicago who imported their bottles and hardware from Czechoslovakia and sold them under the trade name Aristo. I have also seen Cambridge Glass bottles with Aristo hardware.

This company concentrated on fine giftware, such as cut crystal and these were sold in high end department stores of their day. Aristo’s bottles are usually found with very simplistic designs, using gold enamel to create lines or rings around the perfume well. But every so often one can find a bottle with very elaborate decoration, as with other companies, gold encrustation was a popular element as well as abstract shapes in contrasting colors.

One of the rarer finds is the atomizer attached to a music box!

The Art Deco styles of these atomizers prove to be just as collectible as those by DeVilbiss and Volupte. Very rarely will you find an Aristo marked piece as these pieces generally were only marked with labels or hang tags. Aristo had a very distinct hardware style that is very different from other companies. One of the most interesting is what I term the "urn" top, which is in the shape of an urn!








Many bottles resembled those from DeVilbiss and it is important to check the base of the perfume for any acid stamps for Czechoslovakia or Aristo. Also check the collars for Czechoslovakia or any paper labels from Aristo. These paper labels often had the words “Aristo Genuine Bohemian Glass” or “Aristo Genuine Hand Cut Crystal Made in Czecho-Slovakia“. I have also seen a rare powder jar with original Aristo label. I have also seen pieces marked with "Ariston" in some old catalog pages, which I believe is a spelling error.

A 1928 advertisement for the Boggs & Buhl Department Store in the Pittsburgh Press newspaper reads:

"Aristo Perfume Spray, its smart $1.19. New design, delicate, dainty and aristocratic. Clear glass in green amber, blue - slender high stem base with web covered bulbs. special $1.19."








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