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Sterling Silver Overlay Perfume Bottle
This is a Sterling Silver Overlay Perfume Bottle. The stopper has a number 57 engraved on the bottom of the stopper. It is a solid glass stopper and has no silver on the neck. It measures 1 7/8" in length and measures 7/8' across the top of the stopper. The Bottle is marked on the bottom as well with an engraved number 57. The bottom of the bottle is ground and polished and measures 2" across the bottom, 1" across the top bottle edge and covers the collar which measures 1" across. The total height of the Perfume bottle with the stopper measures 3 5/8". It is decorated in silver overlay with Art nouveau Swirling designs on the bottle and the stopper. It has a Medallion Shield and is not monogrammed. Other than a little piece of silver that has come loose on the Stopper, it is in very good condition. Two American companies, Gorham & Alvin, dominated the scene and created some of the most exquisite examples available using thick overlays of sterling silver. They both used glass blanks from the Steuben glassworks. Another honorable mention is the La Pierre company, though not as highly detailed as Gorham or Alvin, but nonetheless, beautiful bottles. These higher end bottles usually have an area where a monogram could be engraved, often you will find bottles with owners name or initials in fancy flourishing script. We find this adds a lot of charm to the bottles as well as their History as the engraving is a work of art, which has become almost a lost art. As there are numerous bottles that have cracks in the glass, it is suspected that this is a common occurrence with bottles which have thicker overlay.
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