Roden Brothers Company of Canada cut this lovely perfume bottle in the early 1900s. This company began in Montreal in 1879 as silversmiths and jewelers. By 1901 they were creating high quality cut glass, of which this is a beautiful example. It features hobstars, each with a prominent center star, in a band around the bottle. The neck is cut into eight sides. The top is flared. The stopper is beautifully faceted with a star shape on the top. The base is cut with a star. The number ‘51’ is engraved into the stopper and top of the bottle, indicating that the two belong together. The Roden Brothers mark is acid etched onto one side of the base.
This comes from the estate of Phil’s mom, who was a passionate collector of American Brilliant cut glass and other fine art glass.
SIZE: This bottle measures about 5 1/4” tall to the top of the stopper. Diameter at the base is about 2 7/8”.
CONDITION: There is a wavy line on the top which is a flaw in the blank. We see another small blank flaw on a high point of the stopper. There is a shallow flake (about 5x2mm) and a number of tiny nicks on high points of the bottle cuts, and one scratch on the top (about 4mm). We list these for accuracy, but these are not obvious when the bottle is displayed. It’s a beautiful piece.