Recently sold on eBay, a frosted green uranium glass bottle in the shape of a stylised chrysanthemum head or spiders web, which would most probably have been a talcum powder bottle. It has a screw on brass lid with a nozzle shaped top, which rotates on the lid, presumably originally it would act as an opener. Possibly the metal lid should have a mesh inner and some sort of open/shut mechanism but unfortunately these are missing. There is also a wider thread on the neck of the bottle so it probably had another screw on lid which fitted over the existing one. It has the Registered Design no. 792836 relief moulded on the base. It measures 5.25" / 13.5cm high.
Not sure if it originally was a retail powder container which is now missing a label or whether it was simply an aftermarket container for other brands of loose talc.
The RD number is a bit of a mystery (though it would have been allocated sometime in May 1934). RD 792836 is not listed on http://www.great-glass.co.uk/glass%20notes/regnos09.htm
, but I know the list is somewhat edited (especially for bottle and import agents registrations). Is RD 792836 in the Blue Book, please?
I suppose there is the possibility that the seller has misread the number RD 792736 was registered by Jules Lang & Son on 11 May 1934, and RD 792896 by Sowerby on 18 May 1934.
Comments or suggestions, please.
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