Rare French gilt .950 Sterling Silver jeweled scent or perfume bottle, c. 1880-1890. Bottle has a Neo-Classical design with ornate gilt silver exterior and a large rectangular medallion on each side and fine engine-turned background with embossed cherub and lady. Medallions are decorated with an embossed swag at the top with a pearl at each corner. Lift out crystal bottle has a flip-top gilt silver cover decorated with four long oval medallions with pearl at top and a cabochon amethyst on top.
Marked on back of lid under the hinge with three French hallmarks. Guaranteed to be Sterling Silver although the marks are tiny and generally illegible.
Dimensions: 4 1/4" high, 1 3/4" wide (at base) and 1 1/4" deep.
Condition: Very good to excellent Estate condition with no dents or dings. There are some very minor no-harm scratches on the smooth exterior sides (see photos). Interior glass stopper is missing. No other noted flaws.
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