Mt. Washington Glass Works Cologne Bottle

  • This incredibly large, rare and beautiful cologne bottle is by Mt. Washington Glass Works
  • It features a brilliant yellow foliate motif above deep red glass
  • The spaces between the foliate allow the deep red of the glass to shine through to dramatic effect
  • Mt. Washington glass is highly prized by discerning collectors
  • Get complete item description here
Item No. 31-3903

To speak to one of our experts, call 1-888-711-8084

This incredibly large, rare and extraordinarily beautiful cologne bottle from Mt. Washington Glass Works features a brilliant yellow foliate motif overlaid above rich red glass. The spaces between the foliate allow the deep red of the glass to shine through to dramatic effect. The round glass stopper further compliments the intricate design, and the overall effect is lush and opulent, reflecting the finest work of the company. A similar example is shown on page 156 of Rarities in American Art Glass by Herbert Weiner and Frieda Lipkowitz.

Originally formed in South Boston in 1837, Mt. Washington Glass Works relocated to New Bedford, circa 1870, where it produced a fantastic array of fine cut and engraved glass. At the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, the company displayed a 17-foot high crystal fountain illuminated with 120 gas jets that "presented a spectacle of fairy beauty almost beyond imagination." From the late 1870s until the company was absorbed by the Pairpoint Corporation in 1894, Mt. Washington introduced a series of brilliant, innovative and exotic glass creations that established New Bedford as the heart of United States glass manufacturing. Today, these rare and beautiful pieces are highly sought after by discerning collectors.

Late 19th century

2 7/8" diameter x 7 3/8" high
Mt. Washington Glass Works Cologne Bottle
Period: 19th Century
Origin: America
Type: Perfumes
Depth: 2.88
Width: 2.88
Height: 7.38
Style: American Brilliant Cut Glass
Mt. Washington Glass Works Cologne Bottle
Art Glass: Innovation at the Turn of the 20th Century

Glass is one of the most ubiquitous materials in our modern world, from windows and lightbulbs to eyeglasses and touch screens, but there was a time when it was not so mundane and commonplace. In the 19th century, a new approac...

read more

Recently Viewed

Back to Top
back to top

Shopping Bag

Your shopping bag is currently empty.