Hinds / ASH (monogram) / Portland, Me. Condition : Bottle is in very nice condition. It has some light content stain but NO cracks, chips, dings, damage, etc.
The stopper IS the ORIGINAL stopper to this bottle and it too is in nice condition. It has the factory ground base from manufacturing. PLEASE see pictures for overall idea of bottle's appearance.
Age : An ORIGINAL ANTIQUE hand-blown bottle (Blown-In-Mold = BIM) with a tooled-top, ca. A labeled example of this bottle revealed that it contained, HINDS HONEY and ALMOND CREAM for the FACE, HANDS, SKIN and COMPLEXION. Judging from this bottle's LARGE size and highly decorative presence, I believe this was a'dresser' bottle, a bottle that a woman kept on top of her dresser and used to dispense the lotion, much like a decorative hand lotion bottle today is used on the counter of a bathroom. This is a true ORIGINAL antique bottle dating back 100 years or more. About the beautiful deep amethyst color...You hear about old glass turning purple in the sunlight... The beautiful purple amethyst color of this bottle is the result of being made with manganese in the glass, a mineral that was pulverized and added to vats of molten liquid glass that acted as a decolorizing agent to turn the naturally aqua-tinted glass into a pure crystal clear colorless glass. Then later, exposure to ultraviolet rays of the sun or other sources of UV rays, triggers a chemical reaction and the manganese oxidizes and turns a wonderful amethyst color. With few exceptions, only glass made before 1914 will turn purple.
Not only does this deep purple/amethyst color make this a great looking bottle, but it also authenticates it as being truly antique. THIS really is a spectacular looking bottle, check it out! We put our 30+ years of experience in antiques to use in describing every item we list.The item "LARGE antique PURPLE Almond Lotion dresser bottle A. HINDS withglass stopper" is in sale since Friday, July 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Hair & Skin Care". The seller is "clancy_kid" and is located in Libby, Montana.
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