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

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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
glass and metal
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)
perfume bottles
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
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.
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
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No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title:
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture