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The Scent Bottle
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known as the Scent Bottle. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

The Scent Bottle is developed from the Triple Blintz Basic Form.

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1873

As far as I know this design first appears as 'Flacon' (bottle) in 'Die Praxis Des Kindergartens' by Auguste Koehler, which was published by Herman Bohlau in Weimar in 1873.

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The design also appears:

1877

In 'Kindergarten Practice' by Mary Gurney, which is a substantially abridged version, in two parts, of 'Die Praxis Des Kindergartens' by Auguste Koehler. The second part, 'Froebel's Plane Surfaces', contains sections dealing with paper folding, cutting and weaving. The date of the first edition is not known. The second edition was published in 1877 in London by A N Myers and Co.

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1880

In 'The Kindergarten Principle' by Mary J Lyschinska, which was published in London in 1880 by Wm Isbister Ltd.

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1882

As 'The Purse' in part two of 'The Kindergarten Guide' by Maria Kraus Boelte and John Kraus, which was probably first published by E. Steiger and Company in New York in 1882.

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1896

The Scent Bottle is pictured, but not named, in Eleonore Heerwart's 'Course in Paperfolding', which was first published in Dutch in 1895 then in English by Charles and Dible in London and Glasgow in 1896.

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