A common question is about the age of these bottles. The problem is, we just don't know when they actually started. A best guess is the 1930's for the most popular style, the LV's and SV's. LV stands for Large Violin and the SV is, of course, Small Violin. These are, at this time, the most popular of the violin shaped bottles. Most were produced in the United States by Clevenger Brothers and Dell. LV's are not known to have come with any contents and were made only for decorative purposes. Many were sold as wall vases and, for this use, a variety of metal hanging devices were available. The Sears Roebuck catalogues of 1945 and 1947 offer them for sale as "wall vases" with the hanging bracket for the huge sum of $1.17.