200@200 : July — Forward through Innovation
Date:
c.1877
Title:
Biddle's Satisfaction Bouquets Bottle
Description:
Thomas Biddle, widely known for his invention of Baking Powder, also engaged in the manufacturing of perfumery and created a perfume of his own invention called Biddle's Satisfaction Bouquet. Introduced in 1877, the perfume was considered a unisex scent. Keesling's Book of Recipes and Household Hints, published in 1890, urges readers to use Biddle's Satisfaction Perfume because "it is the best in the world." Large and elegant, this perfume bottle is one of the finest of the 19th century. The cylindrical bottle has a flared base and a sloping shoulder on the top. The name Biddle's Satisfaction Bouquet is deeply etched onto the surface in an Old English font. On either side are upwards facing arrows and sprays of ferns. The faceted stopper is original.
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