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Ornate metal and glass perfume bottle from Mae's Millinery Shop

Catalog Data

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
glass and metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (ab): 9 1/4 × 5 × 2 1/2 in. (23.5 × 12.7 × 6.4 cm)
H x W x D (a - body): 5 1/2 x 5 x 2 1/2 in. (14 x 12.7 x 6.4 cm)
H x W x D (b - stopper): 6 x 2 5/8 x 5/8 in. (15.2 x 6.7 x 1.6 cm)
Type:
perfume bottles
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1941-1994
Description:
Ornately decorated gold and glass perfume stand (a) with ornate stopper (b) from Mae's Millinery Shop. The body of the stand is formed from an oval-shaped metal case attached to a stem and an oval base. The base, stem, and body all feature an ornate feathery leaf three-dimensional design in gold colored metal. Inside the body, a glass vial hangs from the center top, with a metal piece extending above it. The metal and glass stopper (b) fits into this metal tube and sits inside the vial. The stopper features a long metal element of the same feathery leaf design as the base, with a glass dropper extending from the bottom. The dropper portion sits inside the vial of the stand, with the rest of the stopper resting above it.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Donna Limerick
Object number:
2016.48.15ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification:
Adornment
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bf4f0288-dafa-44c0-ad40-00fe6faa7455
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.48.15ab