This is a French clear crystal art glass perfume, cologne or scent bottle with a stopper. The glassmaker is Baccarat. The date is circa 1890 to 1900.
The bottle is 5 7/8" to the top and 2 ½ wide at the body.
The body of the bottle is finely etched with a design that is similar to fern leaves. Every outside surface of the body is etched, except for the neck, mouth and bottom.
The neck is paneled. The rim and mouth are rounded.
The neck of the stopper is paneled to match the neck of the bottle. The stopper has a flat top with eight sides of different lengths. A gold design is painted on top of the stopper, the sides are gold, and the neck is gold. There is wear to the gold due to handling over the years.
The bottle has a fine gold line at the base, the top of the body, below the neck and remnants of gold around the rim. Part of the gold line at the top of the body is also worn away due to handling over the years.
There is an etched symbol or number on the bottom of the bottle, and another one on the bottom of the stopper. The numbers or symbols do not match. It does not mean that the stopper is not original to the bottle, as it is apparent that the shapes do match; it merely means one number belongs to the person who did the fine etching and the other number belongs to the person who did the gilding.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks in the glass, merely wear to the gold trim that I already mentioned and a few pinpricks on the stopper. The inside edge of the mouth was beveled and it shows a trace of tiny imperfections from the beveling process, too tiny to show in a photograph, and difficult to see with the naked eye. The bottom of the bottle shows age wear.
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