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Kölnisch Wasser No. 4711 Eau de Cologne
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Object ID 003033

Object Name Kölnisch Wasser No. 4711 Eau de Cologne

Object Desc A glass bottle of 4711.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002725a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 5

Object Date

Start Year Range 1880

End Year Range 1945

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords bottles,perfume,cologne,

Title Kölnisch Wasser No. 4711 Eau de Cologne

Description A glass bottle of Kölnisch Wasser No. 4711 Eau de Cologne. The label has teal, gold, and black designs and font on it. It's signature bottle shape is called a Molanus Bottle. No. 4711 is framed in gold and surrounding it are numerous awards from 1863-1880. The side that is label free has "Glockengasse No. 4711 Koln Rh." It has a screw-topped cap in gold and red with No. 4711 on top. It is full of liquid that smells suspiciously like gin.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6

Length 2.36

Width 2.36

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Mäurer & Wirtz (today)

Maker Details Original Maker: Eau de Cologne & Parfümerie Fabrik Glockengasse No. 4711 gegenüber der Pferdepost von Ferd. The fragrance was created by Johann M. Farina and named it "eau de cologne" after Cologne, Germany and has been produced since 1799. Procter & Gamble bought it in 1994 and sold it to Mäurer & Wirtz in 2006.

Maker Mark No. 4711


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Image Caption CMY2725A-B



Date FEB 27,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The bottle has no chips or cracks. It is dusty and has some smudging around its neck and top. The label has been torn on the top and one of the back edges. The original fragrance is not inside: the liquid is gin.


Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 5 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin