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PERFUME BOTTLE

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The perfume bottle is tear-shaped with hinges along the sides, and a long narrow neck. The glass bottle is entirely covered by a gold openwork cage of vines with a pair of birds and a nest on each side. It stands on an oval foot. On the top of the bulbous hinged cap is a plain medallion engraved with a monogram. Inside the cap is a small gold mounted cork.

Object name:
PERFUME BOTTLE
Made from:
Gold -- glass -- cork
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
ca. 1850
Size:
4 1/4 × 1 3/4 in. (10.8 × 4.4 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.227
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK; MONOGRAM On top of lid: two gothic letters (O.B) surmounted by a nine point crown; on stopper: An eagle's head facing right (Paris guarantee for small gold works of .750 fineness, issued in 1838)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973