Condition : Bottle is in PRISTINE SPARKLING CLEAN condition. It has NO cracks, chips, dings, damage, etc. Please see pictures for overall idea of condition. Age : An early hand-blown bottle (Blown-In-Mold = BIM) with a tooled-top, ca. Late 1800's - early 1900's.
An EXQUISITELY BEAUTIFUL original bottle. What is MOST UNIQUE about this bottle is that the stopper is true BLACK GLASS, so black that you can NOT see through it no matter anything. The bottle is in an exquisite design, it is somewhat heart shaped and has many facets, and also has small very-detailed art work embossed within some of the panels. The Bacorn Company prided themselves greatly with the fact that they actually manufactured all of their own perfumes in the U.
Yet Bacorn advertised that they actually manufactured, bottled, and distributed their own, which I take it was very uncommon back in those times. And then there is the exquisite purple color of this bottle. We've all heard about old bottles turning purple, here is the best explanation: This purple color is the result of having manganese in the glass. Manganese is a mineral, a rock, that was mined, crushed, and pulverized into a powder, then added to vats of molten liquid glass, and acted as a decolorizing agent to turn the natural aqua-tinted glass into a pure crystal clear colorless glass. But when exposed to the ultraviolet rays of the sun or other sources of UV rays, it triggers a chemical reaction and the manganese oxidizes and turns a wonderful amethyst color.We had a friend of ours accelerate the sun color purple process by running this bottle through an industrial food sterilizer which has the same affect as the sun, but in seconds it turns a purple color that would otherwise take a century of sun exposure. T hough some may suggest that this lavender color is artificially produced or altered if it was purpled by any other source than natural sunlight, the only thing that may be altered is the time it took to turn purple. It doesn't really matter whether it was turned purple by the sun or UV rays in a controlled environment, they all turn the same purple color as it is all the same chemical reaction taking place. But that most important factor to make this even possible, is the age of the glass as, with few exceptions, only clear glass from before 1914 has manganese in it and will turn sun-colored-amethyst. So the blown glass has to be old enough, blown with manganese in the glass, in order to turn purple.
Not only does this deep purple/amethyst color make this a great looking antique bottle, but it totally authenticates it as being truly antique. Several decades ago the old Bacorn Factory building in Elmira N. An antique'picker' heard that there had been boxes of old'stuff' stored in the basement of the building that were removed during the aftermath of the fire. It turns out that in the (burned out) basement there was boxes of company records, paper, bottles, labels, and so forth, that had never gone to market.These are not part of a massive warehouse find, but a finite amount of them were recovered. They are such incredibly beautiful bottles and have so much going for them with the embossing, original paper labels and glass stoppers that they seem almost to good to be true , check it out! We put our 30+ years of experience in antiques to use in describing every item we list. The item "Antique DARK AMETHYST Black Narcissus PERFUME bottle with GLASS stopper" is in sale since Friday, February 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Glass\Perfume Bottles". The seller is "clancy_kid" and is located in Libby, Montana. This item can be shipped worldwide.