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This is a French clear crystal art glass perfume, cologne or scent bottle with a stopper. The glass is Rubena, or Rubina, meaning that the glass goes from clear to ruby red or cranberry, and a type of glass made in the last part of the 19th century. The glassmaker is Baccarat. The date is circa 1890 to 1900.
The bottle is 6 1/2" to the top and 2 ½ wide at the body.
The body of the bottle is finely etched with a design that is one of fine curved lines. Every outside surface of the body is etched, except for the top where the body slopes to the neck, the mouth and the bottom.
The glass is cranberry or ruby red, shading to clear at the bottom. The neck is clear. The mouth is red. The stopper is clear crystal glass.
The rim and mouth are rounded. The inside edge of the mouth is beveled.
The stopper is faceted with a gold star painted at the tip.
The bottle has a gold line painted around the top of the body, and more gold around the mouth. There is only slight wear to the gold around the mouth.
The bottom is flat.
There is a number 89 etched into the bottom of the bottle and another number 89 etched into the bottom of the stopper.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks, other than a few pinprick nicks on the stopper. The bottom edge of the stopper has some very fine nibbling, and can be felt as a slight roughness with the fingertips. The bottom of the bottle shows age wear.
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French Baccarat Crystal Art Glass Etched Scent Perfume Bottle (Cologne) Rubena (Rubina) Clear to Red Cranberry c 1890 - 1900
$370 USD SOLD
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