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Elephant Purse Bottle


Material(s):Molded opaque lapis glass


Markings:Acid signed Ingrid in script

Date or Era:1934-38

Dimensions:2-1/2 in.

Additional Information:
Lapis glass was formulated to look like the natural blue stone lapis lazuli. The small bottle has a black Bakelite screw on cap with attached dauber. The base is molded as an elephant. These capped miniature bottles were meant to travel with you in your purse or pocket.