Two Victorian ‘Thowaway ‘ perfume bottles

Two Victorian ‘Thowaway ‘ perfume bottles

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Two Victorian ‘Thowaway ‘ perfume bottles.
One blue and one clear glass, both with gilded floral and geometric decoration. One with original glass wax sealed stopper.
Germany Circa 1880

These were called throwaway bottles as when a lady returned from the shop where she purchased her throwaway bottle, she would then decant the contents into her own perfume bottle or chatelaine scent bottle. The majority of these bottles were made in Germany. Many of these were sold as souvenirs at spas, fairs and gift or perfume shops and not made for refill, hence the name throwaway.
They were made to hold perfume oils. Also goes by names such as tear bottle, tear catcher, lapel bottle, tear vial, boot bottle, bosom bottle, or Lanchrymatories

L:Blue 17.1cm, Clear 15cm