Rare Paris 19th Century Doll Scent Bottle w 18kt Mounts

Rare Paris 19th Century Doll Scent Bottle w 18kt Mounts This offering is for an extremely late 19th Century Parisian doll scent bottle, with 18k gold hardware—all in excellent condition. This scent bottle was purchased from an antique dealer in Paris and has been in my private collection for over 20 years. The diminutive size of the bottle measures 1" x ½". The bottle, including the chatelaine portion is 1 1/8' x ½". The bottle is comprised of some type of mineral stone, with hard polished sandstone being a likely contender. The shape of the scent bottle is round and slightly tapered in its width (see photo #2). The embossed gold hinged lid opens and closes securely. The gold loop chatelaine portion is also hinged and is very secure. The left ram's head French hallmark is present on the outside of the lid. It is difficult to find due to its extremely small size, but can be found with strong magnification. This mark was used from 1819 to 1938 and indicates that it is 750 parts gold or 18kt gold and is the city mark of Paris. The bottle was made as an accessory for the very popular French fashion dolls of the 19th Century. It is a miracle this tiny treasure has survived in excellent condition for such a long period of time. Personally, I've never seen another during my 30 years of collecting. This offering has great appeal for French Fashion Dolls and Antique Scent Bottle Collectors. The scent bottle will make an outstanding addition for either collection. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. USA SHIPPING by Insured Priority Mail. INTERNATIONAL customers, please contact me for USPS fees for Registered First Class Insured Mail or Insured Priority Mail. Thank you for your visit and for taking time to view this offering.

Item ID: SL 4721

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