This is an English hard paste porcelain Jasperware scent perfume bottle, or cologne. There is a registration mark on the underside that dates to circa 1907. There is no maker’s mark.
Every 10 years or so, one of these perfume bottles will show up in the antique marketplace, either in pink or blue. The bottles were made for Barnett’s Perfumery by one of the English porcelain companies.
The perfume bottle has two feet so as to recline on a shelf, and it may have been intended for use within the perfume shop to showcase perfumes for sampling. It is 3" high, 5" long and 2 1/2" wide.
The front of the bottle shows the side profile of a female’s face, or cameo, and surrounded by white. At the top, in white, is spelled “Barnett’s Perfumery.”
The stopper is original to the bottle, with a cork bottom. The cork has shrunk or disintegrated over the years, and some tape is over the cork to allow the stopper to stay in place. The stopper is metal, either brass or bronze, with a figural crown finial; the metal has age patina.
The bottle has mold lines down each side.
The underside has the impressed mark “Patented Rd 495264.” There is also a small air hole drilled into the bottom, below the white feet.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks. In some areas the white raised porcelain seems faded, but not sure if it is due to handling over the years or simply how Jasperware is produced.
This perfume bottle is beautiful, yet unique, sort of like a salesman’s sample.
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