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Mercury Glass grouping

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Mercury Glass grouping

Type: 
Perfume atomizers
Material(s): 
Mercury glass, often called silver crackle glass
Origin: 
United States
Label: 
Most with paper labels "DeVilbiss, Made in U.S.A." and a model number referring to the shape. Some also have paper labels "Hand-Blown Glass" and "No F.E. Tax."
Date or Era: 
c. 1940-50's
Dimensions: 
from 3.1 in. to 5.5 in. height
Additional Information: 
The bottles are actually double walled glass where silver nitrate has been poured inside. Most have silvertone fittings; some have gold crackle appearance, made by the same process using amber glass. The amber bottle on the upper left also has a paper label "DV Gold Plate, Made in U.S.A." Very popular in the 1940's-50's and becoming highly collectible again.

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