In perfect condition is this lovely, and heavy commercial perfume bottle by "Ciro". It is the largest version of the commercial perfume bottle by Ciro. It use to hold the scent "Danger" which came out in 1936 out of Paris, France. Ciro also had an establishment in New York as well. This large size is said to be made of Baccarat Crystal.
I have this bottle in three sizes but this is the medium one at 3 1/4" tall and 1 3/4" wide. It is beautiful glass and I believe it to be crystal because there are no mold lines in the glass and it is straight across the bottom. Not a molded glass. It is in great condition with no nicks or cracks.
It also comes with its original box, which has some discoloration but is sturdy and well made. If you take notice to the box, the stage of it that holds the 1 OZ perfume is shaped just like the bottle formation! Some wear but stable. Half of the perfume is still left. It might remind you of your grandma's scent! Perfume is a great memory maker. I don't guarantee any perfume but the bottle is perfect! And the half of perfume is there with the box. (1/2 FL. OZ. remaining)
It still has the gold lettering on the black "outer" stopper, which states, "Danger" and "Ciro". The black top is made of Bakelite. Bakelite was first introduced in 1918 and gained popularity in the 30's & 40's and it was super hot! Bakelite is still collected. The Top is quite heavy and thick Bakelite. There is an inner cork lining. There is another inner glass dauber which is covered by the black cover. It is a wonderful bottle in perfect shape.
The Commercial perfume bottle has a great a geometrical shape. This one is striking standing at 4" tall. The glass seems to be crystal. Polished off on the bottom. I love the shape and the quality. Very cool commercial Bottle by Ciro.
You can find this bottle in several of the perfume bottle books including "Commercial Perfume Bottles" by Jacquelyn Jones North who says this about the bottles you see here. (Pg. 128)
She notes: "The inspiration for Ciro's "Danger" bottle was a Baccarat vase displayed at the French Exposition of 1936. "Danger" was introduced in the United States in 1938. The bottle in the picture is a "Baccarat" bottle and designed by " Brosse."
I found this information about the shape quite interesting!
Actually the Baccarat Circle Logo was not applied until 1937. This does seem to be crystal but no marking as to who made the bottle. I am un- willing to remove the bottom label to see if there is a number, which Baccarat etched numbers on their glass before their official round logo came out in 1937-38. Great to have the box.