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
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 3, Shelf 5
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
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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
Date FEB 27,2015
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