This Aurene glass cologne bottle was made by Steuben Glass of Corning, New York. This cologne bottle has been made in Steuben's shape 6136 and finished in Gold Aurene. The piece has slightly domed round foot which gives way to a gently flaring cylindrical body. The piece narrows in at the shoulder and terminates in a narrow neck. The neck of the bottle has been clad in gilded metal decorated with a repeating scrolled foliate pattern. The piece comes complete with its original long glass rod dauber which is topped by a disc shaped cap featuring embossed gold floral decoration on a black ground.
Gold Aurene glass was first made by Steuben in 1904. In order to create the matte Aurene finish, glass was specially treated with tin and iron chloride sprays, resulting in a shimmering golden iridescent finish. Other colors were introduced and Aurene continued to be produced until Steuben co-founder Frederick Carder became design director of Corning Glass Works in 1932. At that time, the company shifted away from producing colored glass to focus on making clear art glass.
The glass cologne bottle is in very good vintage condition with no chips, scratches, cracks or repairs. The glass dauber is intact and the cap is free of damage. The base of the piece has a polished pontil and is unsigned but attributable to Steuben. It should also be noted that a former owner applied three felt dots to the underside to protect the base from scratching or other damage which I have left in place. The metal collar on the neck is free of scratches but does have two slight dimples near the mouth which do not detract from the appearance of the piece and are mentioned for accuracy. The cologne bottle stands 6.5" in height and is 2.25" in diameter at the base. The dauber itself is 5" in length and the cap is 1.25" in diameter.
This Steuben cologne bottle displays beautifully and would be a wonderful addition to a collection of vintage art glass perfume bottles, or works equally well as a stand alone decorative accent. An elegant vintage find!
Vintage Steuben Aurene Perfume Cologne Bottle