Gold and glass perfume bottle from Mae's Millinery Shop

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Manufactured by
Anne Paree
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
metal, glass, plastic
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (13.7 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm)
Type
perfume bottles
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
A cylindrical perfume bottle (a) made from clear glass covered with an openwork scrolled design in gold metal. The bottle has an attached push-activated spray nozzle. A manufacturer's label on the bottom of the bottle reads: "Spray Parfum / Feminique / Renard Dist. Paris-Chicago Net wt. 2 oz". The plastic lid (b) is painted gold with ridged exterior sides.
Topic
African American
Business
Fashion
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Mae Reeves and her children, Donna Limerick and William Mincey, Jr.
Object number
2010.6.111ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Adornment
Exhibition
Power of Place
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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