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Columbian Air Ship

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Columbian Air Ship

Type: 
Perfume bottle
Material(s): 
Glass & metal
Designer/Maker: 
Philadelphia Novelty Perfume Co.
Origin: 
United States
Label: 
On neck top line: COLUMBIAN AIR SHIP; next line PATENT APPLIED FOR. A tiny round label is attached to the top of the cork that seals the bottle which partially reads "LPHIA NOVELTY PERFUME CO."
Date or Era: 
1893
Dimensions: 
Bottle height 4 in.; overall height 5-1/2 in. including metal rigging and gondola
Special Features: 
Bottle is unopened.
Additional Information: 
Produced for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 (also known as the Chicago World's Fair). Provenance: From the Estate of John Steinbeck (from his mother's estate).

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