This is an American art glass scent perfume bottle with a stopper, or cologne. The glass of the bottle is purple amethyst. The stopper is clear. The date is the 19th century, circa 1885.
The perfume or cologne bottle is 6” high to the top of the stopper, 4 ½” high to the top of the rim, and 1 ½” wide.
The bottle is rectangular, with sharply defined edged. The top slopes up to the neck. The rim is flat and smooth. There are the remnants of gold trim on the rim, and it is mostly worn away due to age and wear. The bottom is flat and smooth, with a piece of estate residue on one corner that I did not clean, and it shows in the photos.
The decoration is hand enameled in white, and it is called a Mary Gregory type of decoration, which shows a child at play. This child is a girl, holding up a flower in her left hand, with foliage around her. The other three sides of the bottle show a hand enameled spray of grass on stems with leaves.
The stopper is blown of clear crystal glass and it is faceted. The top is flat. The bottom of the stopper has a small chip.
There is a small nick on the edge of the rim and I wasn’t able to get a good photo; it is difficult to see, but it is there. There are no other chips, nicks or cracks, other than what I mentioned, and which is normal for glass this old.
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