These late 1920s miniature SCOTCH bottles were made in Germany of Galilith...a plastic developed in Germany in the late 19th century. Galalith was intended to replace blackboards in the German classroom but that failed and in the early 1900s, notable French and German jewelry makers like Coco Channel and Jakob Bengel began using the material in the production of jewelry, at its widest use in the 1920s and 30s.
These miniature bottles were intended to hold a lady's 'smalls'...pills, needles, even make-up. They measure 2 3/8 inches high by 1/2 inch across the base. They unscrew at center and keep contents securely sealed.
The bottom of each is marked RMANY...intending GERMANY. These have paper labels, still remarkably intact. The colors are green, blue and coral. These came out of an old jewelry store whose contents we bought when we first started in business (1969). The store had been there since Victorian days with only two owners during that time. These old miniatures were backroom store stock, never used. A lucky find for us.
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