Barber Bottles

 

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Item BR026, TALL CYLINDRICAL FORM, Milk Glass, pink upper half with pink and gold tassel and swag decoration, "TONIC" in fancy brown script, Smooth Base, 10 " high, perfect condition, a very rare and unusual barber bottle, America circa 1890 to 1920, $450
Item BR033, PERSONALIZED TYPE, tapered cylindrical form, milkglass, hand painted floral decoration, "R. R. HEAN / TONIC" in rectangular frame, "W.T. CO" (on base), has the original metal screw cap, 9" high including the cap, the cap is bent, the T in Tonic has some wear, a nice example in a rare smaller size, America circa 1880 to 1900, $375
Item BR039, Bulbous with long neck, Barber Bottles by Namiat plate 2 lower left, emerald green with gold floral decoration, Open Pontil, shows some very minor wear and has some stain on the inside top of the neck, a nice example in a rare and beautiful color, $280
   

 

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Item 501, Holiner page 84, Namiat plate 21 upper right, short fat bulbous form, deep emerald green, Open Pontil, vertical ribs, 100's of tiny bubbles in the glass, orange and white flowers with gold stems and leaves, mint.  The amazing thing about this bottle is all the gold is intact which makes it a beautiful bottle with 100's of gold leaves, also a rare color Sold
Item BR005, Similar to Holiner page 77 right, BULBOUS, OPALIZED BLUE WITH SPIRAL RIBS, Polished Pontil, 6 ¾" high, has some high point wear on the ribs including a tiny (1/8") flake.  This bottle has the strongest rib pattern we have ever seen on this type bottle, the ribs stand out almost an 1/8" above the surface of the bottle Sold
Item BR019, BULBOUS, brilliant frosted citron color, Open Pontil, large gold floral decoration, gold on lip and gold band at base, 7 " high, original metal stopper. The bottle is perfect, still has 95% of the original gold Sold
Item BR011, SHAVING PAPER VASE, cobalt blue with large gold floral decoration, 7 3/8" high, polished rim, has some minor gild loss and some stain on the inside base, otherwise perfect, very rare and beautiful Sold
Item BR020, BULBOUS, light green, Open Pontil, hand painted decoration is a bust of a woman with long flowing hair over the word "VEGEDERMA", 7 " high. The bottle and decoration are in perfect condition, a fine example of this popular bottle. Sold
Item BR025, MARY GREGORY TYPE, tapered cylindrical form with vertical ribbing, brilliant cobalt blue, Open Pontil, 9 1/8" high, nice crude applied top. The hand painted decoration depicts a scantily clad young woman and floral decoration. Almost perfect condition with a few pinhead size paint flakes and a few tiny scratches on the bottle. A fine example of this very rare bottle, America circa 1890 to 1920 Sold
Item BR027, PAIR, CYLINDRICAL FORM, Milk Glass, Swallows and Floral decoration, "HAIR TONIC" and "BAY RUM", pontil scarred bases, pristine perfect condition with all the gold border intact, finest possible examples of this beautiful pair, America circa 1890 to 1910 Sold
Item BR030, PERSONALIZED TYPE, tall tapered cylindrical form, milkglass, hand painted bird and floral decoration, "BAY RUM" on banner, "W.T. CO 552" (on base), has the original metal screw cap, 10 1/8" high including the cap, perfect condition, America circa 1880 to 1900 Sold
Item BR032, CORSET WAIST FORM with enamel floral decoration, emerald green, Open Pontil, sheared lip, 7 " high, vertical ribs, perfect condition, a beautiful example of this extremely rare form, America circa 1890 to 1920 Sold
Item BR034, Conical form, amethyst, strong swirled ribs, gold, gray and mauve floral decoration, 7 5/8" high, very rare and beautiful color combination, almost perfect with just a little wear to the gold, circa 1890 to 1920 Sold
Item BR035, CYLINDRICAL, yellow topaz color, thumbprint pattern in glass, Pontil Scarred Base, 11 " high not counting the stopper, hand tooled lip, large multicolored floral decoration covers more than half the bottle. The bottle is in perfect condition, the paint is almost perfect with a few tiny flakes, there are traces of some fine gold floral stems, a great barber bottle being very rare in size, color and decoration, America circa 1900 Sold