This listing is for a STUNNING atomizer perfume bottle made by Hawkes for DeVilbiss, c. Measures an incredible 10" tall with a 3 1/2" base diameter. The main portion of the body has a gilt encrusted "chipped ice" textured background over a cranberry colored lower body.
The gilding is in excellent condition, covering the background with a thick cover. DeVilbiss did not make their own glass so the body of the bottle was most likely made by Hawkes or even possibly Steuben.
Both companies were known to make bottles for DeVilbiss. The gilded brass fittings are all original and have a nice patina and reflect minor wear commensurate with age. The design of the brass fittings is definitely characteristic of the Art Deco period.
The atomizer cord and bulb are missing, however, these can be easily replaced with appropriate styles. This bottle is exceptional in every respect and comes with its original De Vilbiss hang tag that reads "DeVilbiss Perfumer, The Perfect Spray" and is signed "DeVilbiss" on the base in gold script. This impressive bottle is in excellent Estate condition with no chips, cracks or repairs.
With the exception of the missing atomizer cord, all parts are intact and appear to be original to the bottle. For anyone who collects perfume or scent bottles, this one is fabulous! We at Antiques & Moore have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible.We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item "FABULOUS HAWKES /DeVILBISS 10 GILT ENCRUSTED ATOMIZER PERFUME BOTTLE, c. 1910" is in sale since Tuesday, December 15, 2009.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Other North American Art Glass". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.