Striking! Circa 1942, American, "Black Magic" Bath Essence Gift Set by Bombi in Original, Fitted Box
The Bombi Company was located in New York, New York, circa 1945. The labels and the bottles are similar to others retailed at the same time period. They all probably came from the same manufacturing plant. The manufacturer would then paste on the bottles each retailers individual labels. The Bombi Company launched Black Magic in 1942.
This upright, cylindrical shaped, opaque black glass perfume/bath essence bottle is simple elegance! The striking, bubble bath bottle is accented with a gold colored cauldron emitting a wisp of smoke. The bold, gold coloring is much stronger than they appear in the photos - the paint is in great condition with MINOR wear. Enameled on the front of the bottle, "BLACK MAGIC BY BOMBI BATH ESSENCE". Ninety-five percent of the original bath essence remains in the bottle. The scent is lovely! The original, gold colored, round shaped, plastic/Bakelite screw cap tops this brilliant, Art Deco Style perfume/bath essence bottle. The cap screws perfectly on the bottle and it is in good condition. Molded on the base of the bottle, "1942". This marvelous treasure comes complete with its original, Art Deco Style, fitted box. I am not sure if the bottle or the box is the prize! Simple but charming, swirling, black and silver lines decorate this eye-catching box. The feathery lines are set against a cream colored, background. This lovely bottle fits snugly in its Art Deco inspired box. Affixed to the front of the box is the original, oval shaped, paper label. The label is simple but very striking! The background of the label is black with bold, crisp white, script lettering. Printed on the label, "Black Magic by Bombi". A simple, but elegant double border accents the three-dimensional paper label. The outside, solid border is created in a crisp white color. The inside border is ingeniously created in RAISED, silver foil to form a three dimensional effect. The label is in MINT condition with no damages or lifting. The box is in excellent condition with no damages. Back in the day, this showy bottle cost the ladies a whopping $3.50 plus tax! The spots that you see in the photographs are dust, dirt and flashback from the camera. In the photographs, everything is MAGNIFIED. To be safe, I will say that there may be a few, tiny, scratches in the glass. The scratches are minor and do not detract from the bottles value. I am extremely particular and I ALWAYS try to mention EVERY, TINY detail. I prefer to be overly cautious then to have an unhappy customer. Mentioned for Accuracy and Priced Accordingly. Otherwise, this delightful bath essence bottle is in great condition. There are no other DINGS, DENTS, REPAIRS, CHIPS, FLEABITES, NICKS, FLAKES, or CRACKS. This bath/cologne bottle would be a great display piece. This stunning perfume/bath essence bottle measures approximately 4 inches in height. The superb, feather decorated box measures approximately 4 ¼ inches in height by 2 inches squared. Please check out the many other outstanding items I have listed by this manufacturer. This manufacturer produced many lovely pieces in their vanity line. This manufacturer (Bombi, circa 1945) is listed in Ken Leach's book "Perfume Presentation 100 Years of Artistry Identification A to Z" on page: 232. This marvelous bottle is a great gift idea for the commercial perfume collector. ***PLEASE NOTE: PayPal Payments due within 48 hours of purchase. *** ALL shipping costs are included! PRICED TO SELL!! **FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE**!! COMPLIMENTARY GIFT WRAP AVAILABLE!!!
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