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A 5 1/2" tall (to top of stopper) EXTREMELY DEEP purple-colored rectangular-shaped antique PERFUME BOTTLE, that is embossed in the glass, has the original paper label, comes with the original glass stopper, and is a true antique dating a good 100 years old.

Bottle is embossed, "The Bacorn Company - THE B CO. TRADE MARK REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. - Elmira, N. Y. U.S.A". The original paper label reads "BACORN'S Narcissus Rose Toilet Water ... THE BACORN CO. PERFUMERS Elmira, N. Y."

This is a very early hand Blown In Mold (BIM) bottle with a hand finished lip, dating it back a good 100 years or so.

The bottle itself is in PRISTINE SPARKLING CLEAN condition, NO cracks, chips, dings, damage, etc. The label too is exquisite, it is embossed, that is, you can even feel the flowers and designs on the label. The stopper too is in perfect condition and yes, it is the original stopper, original to this bottle.

This bottle has been exposed to a high heat/light source to enrich the purple color that would naturally occur if exposed to sun light for a prolonged period of time. With few exceptions, only clear glass from before 1914 will turn sun-colored-amethyst. Not only does this deep purple/amethyst color make it a great looking bottle, but it also authenticates it as being truly antique!

Many years ago the old Bacorn Factory building in Elmira N.Y. caught fire and burned. An antique picker was able to rummage through the burnt out basement and came up with some boxes of company records, paper, bottles, labels, and so forth, that had never gone to market. In turn, we were able to purchase some of them from him quite some time ago. He was the only one who had access to this find so these are not part of a mass ware house find, but a finite amount of them were recovered. We had a friend of ours accelerate the sun color purple process to them, as described, and we have sold a handful of them so far. Anyway, they are such incredibly beautiful bottles and have so much going for them with the original paper labels and glass stoppers that they seem almost to good to be true. Thus this explanation to document their history. Once these last few are gone, assimilated into collections, that's it.

Exquisite original antique Bacorn's NARCISSUS Toilet Water perfume. Deep purple, fully embossed, orig label, glass stopper.


  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Material: GLASS
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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