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PERFUME BOTTLE

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Dacha


About this object

The perfume bottle is urn-shaped. It has a gold cap and a glass bottom. The bottom is engraved with trefoil ornaments on the glass. The gold hinged cap has a large diamond in the center at the top. There is a border of small diamonds and a band of leaf sprays carved in gold around it, alternating with a row of small diamonds. There are small diamonds around the neck of the bottle and one in the thumb piece.

Category:
glassware
Object name:
PERFUME BOTTLE
Made from:
Gold -- glass -- diamonds
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
ca. 1840
Size:
8.5 cm (3 5/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.114
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK around rim of shoulder: Eagle's head facing right (guarantee for lowest gold content (750), Paris 1838-1847; A lozenge-shaped maker only partially legible (...C) unidentifiable maker
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Perfume and Seduction