This is a gorgeous Bohemian Czech cameo art glass perfume bottle with a faceted stopper that is original to the bottle. The perfume bottle dates to the 20th century, circa 1930 or later.
The glass is amber, making the outer layers of glass a dark amber that appears to be almost black. In the first photo I placed the bottle in front of a light so that you can see clearly the colors and the depth of the cameo carvings.
The bottle is 5 ½” high to the top of the stopper and 4 ¼” wide at the belly.
There are three hummingbirds in cameo relief, meaning the glass was carved down to the first layer and the hummingbirds are the outer layers of the glass, along with stems and leaves.
Please look at the photos carefully and zoom in as this an extremely well-crafted perfume bottle of high quality. Each bird has lines carved into it, for example to show the feathers in the spread of the wings. The bottom underside of the bottle is beveled around the outside edge and the pontil circle is perfectly round and highly polished. The rim is highly polished and smooth. The stopper is faceted perfectly.
The first hummingbird is flying with wings spread upwards. The second bird is flying with wings spread out to the sides. The third bird is flying with the head pointed down and to the left and the tail wings stretching up towards the neck.
The neck and rim of the bottle, the stopper, and around the lower edge of the bottle, has all of the layers of glass, and these areas are a very dark amber in color.
There are no nicks, chips or cracks. There are a few tiny air bubbles.
The signature is etched into the bottom underside and reads as “J. Telemakov.”