Antique 1916 Crichton Brothers N.y. Sterling Silver Perfume Bottle Hallmarked |j For Sale
Up for sale is an antique 1916 Crichton Brothers sterling silver perfume bottle. The bottle features an intricate hand etched design on the front. The bottom unscrews allowing the glass bottle to be easily taken out for cleaning or Alfred Crichton (1866-1938) and his brother, Philip Alexander Solomon Phillips (1867-1934) established their business at London in the 1890's. In c.1908 they were joined by Edward Richard du Parcq who supervised their New York branch that opened in 1909. In 1913 they extended their American operations by opening a branch in Chicago. The firm were well known for supplying the highest quality antique silverware, and reproductions of such pieces. Crichton Brothers take a foremost place as specialists in Old English silver, their collection of which is regarded as one of the finest and most representative to be seen at any house of business.
The bottle measures 17-1/8" tall, 3" x 3" wide and weighs 585.5g (including the glass insert.) The side of the piece is stamped with the assay hallmarks: 'LAC' (Lionel Alfred Crichton) contained within an oblong punch with clipped corners, the sterling lion passant, the assay office hallmark and the date hallmark of lower case "a" indicating the year 1916. The bottom and the inside of the lid are also hallmarked. The piece is in excellent condition with minor patina.
Please view our other items from this matching vanity set;
Smaller 1900s Clothes Brush,
Larger 1916 Clothes Brush,
1915 Hair Brush,
1916 Perfume Bottle B,
1916 Vanity Mirror,
1915 Ring Tray,
1915 Powder Box A,
1915 Powder Box B,
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