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English Pink Cased Art Glass Scent Perfume Bottle Cologne Coralene Rose Flower & Leaves c 1885
This is an English art glass scent perfume bottle, or a bottle for cologne. The date is circa 1885.
The bottle is 9” to the top of the stopper, 6 ¼ high to the rim and 2 ½” at the foot.
The outside glass is pink. The inner glass is white opaline. You can see through the glass if you hold it up and look down through the neck, you can see your fingers on the outside of the bottle.
The stopper is original to the bottle, a perfect fit, and the shape and gold trim match the bottle. However, to my eye, the outside glass on the stopper shades more towards a lavender tone than a pink tone.
The outside of the bottle is decorated with small glass coralene beads in different colors. On the font is a large rose bud on a long stem that winds to the left. The artist used various colors for the flowers vine and leaves: red, green, white, yellow and brown. There is some age wear to the decoration that you can see in the close-up photos.
The gold trim around the foot is mostly intact. The gold trim around the neck and mouth is mostly worn.
The edge of the mouth is not perfectly round; it is irregular. Remnants of the original gold trim adhere to the edge, so there are no chips that were smoothed out and this is simply how the bottle was made.
The pontil is deep, round and indented.
There is a flake on the white side of the end of the stopper that was impossible to photograph. There are some lines in the glass on the neck of the bottle and the lines are part of the glassmaking process. The underside bottom has a few tiny rough spots due to the glassmaking process. There are no chips, nicks or cracks, just the one flake on the end of the stopper. There is estate grime at the end of the stopper and inside the bottle.
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