Glass perfume bottle, c.1895

This strange pressed glass square-shaped bottle with molded Greek key band design was found in Virginia and sports a rustic “make-do” base. It has a mismatched, ill-fitting glass stopper of a different color, replacing a more fanciful stopper, no doubt. I imagine it would have looked a bit out of place on a lady’s vanity or dresser among her other delicate bottles and toiletries

Bottle stands 4″ high and has a square¬†over-scaled¬†unfinished wood base, replacing the original glass base that broke off years ago

This canning jar has the same Greek key design and is marked on the bottom: “HC” over a triangle, “Safety Valve Patd May 21, 1895”

Photo courtesy of Ed & Lucy Faulkner

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