This is a 19th century French art glass scent perfume bottle, or for cologne, with metal work on it. The glass is cranberry, or pale ruby red. The date is circa 1880.
The bottle is 6” high and 4” wide handle-to-handle.
The metal wraps around the belly and the neck in an open lattice pattern. Metal ropes loop around the lower neck and form into side handles, upon which is perched a young male on one side and a young female on the other side. The lid is metal with a clear glass top; it has a hinge on the back and snaps into place. The upper neck and lid have etched designs in the metal.
The handle with the young male has a piece of metal wire at the bottom of the handle to keep it in place, and may have been added at a later date; there is a bit of lattice metal missing here, which is an explanation for the tiny wire.
If there was ever a clear crystal stopper, it no longer exists.
The bottom has a slightly indented rough pontil.
The metal shows patina and wear. There are no chips, nicks or cracks in the glass.
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