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Author Topic: Is this meant for bath oil?  (Read 1311 times)

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Offline ardy

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Is this meant for bath oil?
« on: June 15, 2010, 02:49:33 AM »
We bought this large bottle thinking the description was wrong and it was a perfume bottle but it turned out the description was correct.

7.5" (190mm) tall and weighs over a kilo 1.08 or 2lb 3oz.

It looks like Seguso but I have my doubts due to execution in a couple of areas. It doesn't seem as well made as other pieces I have.

Any ideas anyone?

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Re: Is this meant for bath oil?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010, 12:09:04 AM »
Hi Ardy,
I'm not sure what disqualifies this as a perfume or cologne bottle. IMHO it is exactly that. Size-wise, I have a couple even larger, complete with daubers.
The reinforcing ring around the opening does tend to make you think Seguso right away, but other makers made perfume and cologne bottles with the same feature. I have one with a partial plain paper "made in Italy" label along with a Balboa import label, and even one with a generic Murano label.
Is it the fit of the stopper that you are referring to when you mention execution? From the photo the fluted ball appears to sit right down on the ring(making full contact), versus hovering just above the ring if the grind to the stopper neck were more precise. The stopper(with dauber) on the bottle with the Balboa label fits the same way.
I have noticed that Seguso perfumes from the 50's are alot rougher and less precise when it comes to the grind on the stopper/dauber versus those from the 60's.

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Re: Is this meant for bath oil?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 12:20:48 AM »
Thanks Glasslover

The reason I was thinking it was for bath oil was the size and the dauber would take a lot of perfume at a time as it is about 1/2" (12mm) round at the end. I have shown another Seguso bottle that was designed for oil and that is about the same size as this one.

The execution is not what I would have thought around the stopper and it doesn't sit perfectly straight. When you look closely at the sommerso it appears puckered if that makes sense and not perfectly smooth as our other A.S. pieces are.
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Re: Is this meant for bath oil?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 12:33:17 AM »
Oh, yes, by dauber I meant the long glass rod that extends down into the bottle versus just a plug with a flat end.
I suppose that the larger bottles could very well have been intended for bath oils, although I think in truth that many if not most were actually intended to be ornamental more than anything else.
Wow, that is a VERY nice Seguso bottle. I LIKE. :o  Thanks for posting the photo.

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Re: Is this meant for bath oil?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 08:40:41 AM »
I'm not sure you would daub bath oil; pour maybe...

 

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