DETERMINING THE AGE OF COLOGNE BOTTLES

DATING YOUR COSMETIC RELATED BOTTLES

2004 DIGGER ODELL PUBLICATIONS

COSMETIC BOTTLE TIME LINE

Early Forms 1800-1830

1820-1830

1820-1830

Characteristics:

Mid-Century Forms

1840-1850

1840-1860

1860-1870

1860-1870

1840-1860

Characteristics:

End of Century Forms

1890-1910

1880-1890

1890s

1880-1900

1900-1915

Characteristics: Fewer bottles made in color mostly clear glass some milk glass.

Modern Machine Forms

1921

1922

1929

1934

1934

1937

   

Characteristics

Many perfumes of the 1920-30 period still bear hand tolled necks.  Perhaps because they often took stoppers and the technology for making them by machine was not developed.  In other cases, the bottle will be complete machine made.  The vast majority of these are clear in color.

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