Rare Antique Sutherland Sisters Colorator Bottle
This is a unique and rare bottle with a very interesting history behind it. The seven Sutherland Sisters were most notably known for their incredibly long hair that is said to have been a combined length of 37 feet however, they also traveled as a musical act. In the 1880’s the sisters along with their father created their first product “The Seven Sutherland Sisters Hair Grower”. This bottle however was for their “Colorator” (Hair dye) which was trademarked in 1923 however the sisters claimed to have been using the word since 1900. There is little information available on the colorator but here is what we have pieced together. Other Sutherland sisters’ bottle have a seven on them however this bottle does not, this is likely because the bottle was manufactured for sale in Canada (its said that they struggled to expand their market into Canada). Additionally on the sides of the bottle only one sisters name is listed “Dora Sutherland” it is possible that this could have been used as a color name however while its commonly thought that they had multiple colours of the hair colorator only bottles with Dora’s name seem to appear. Lastly it is unclear when the company ceased production but its said that their ads were still seen up until 1930. We estimate that this bottle was made c.1910.
Size: 4.8cm x 3.2cm x 11.3cm
Condition: Used – Sold as is, haze inside the bottle and the remnants of a sticker along the back. The lip of the bottle has a large chip measuring 11.5mm x 6.6mm.
|Dimensions||20.3 × 20.3 × 10.1 cm|