This is a pair of matching English art glass perfume scent or cologne bottles. The date is the latter part of the 19th century, circa 1890.
The interior glass is cranberry or pale ruby, with streaks of amber and a lot of gold mica flakes between the cranberry glass and the clear outside glass. The stoppers are a faceted clear crystal and appear to be original to the bottles.
The shape of the bottles is round, tapering into a rounded neck, and flaring out into a smooth mouth.
The bottles are about 6 ½” high to the top of each stopper and about 4 5/8” high to the top of the mouth; they are about 2 ½” wide at the bottom.
The glass is similar to an American version of vasa murrhina, and somewhat similar to a type of English spangle glass that uses mica flakes.
The pontils are round, polished smooth, and concave.
I could not get the stopper out of one bottle. It is stuck inside the bottle and there is still a little bit of something rattling around inside. Therefore I have no idea of the condition of the bottom of the one stopper. I can see the bottom through the glass, so the entire stopper appears to be in place, but just stuck, and I think it is caused by the original fluid inside the bottle. The stopper I could get out glides in and out of the bottle smoothly and appears to be in perfect condition and it is the perfect size for the bottle.
There are old stickers on the bottom of the bottles that were placed there by the original estate. The stickers give the name of the original owner, or one of the owners, and indicate the owner was born in 1872 and died in 1944.
There are no chips, cracks, or nicks. The edge of the rims feel slightly rough to the fingertip but there are no nicks; it is the gold mica that makes the glass feel rough.
I have a lovely pair of 10” vases in my shop in the same glass.
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