Here's an Exceptional Perfume Bottle made of Sterling Silver, Scottish Agate, Bloodstone, and other Jaspers. It is suspended by chains from a Sterling Horseshoe Pin with Matching Stones. Both pieces have intricate engraving. The bottle bears Birmingham Hallmarks dating to 1889. It has a Hallmark that we cannot identify on the neck of the bottle. The Horseshoe has no Hallmarks.
The Horseshoe Pin measures 1 1/2" long x 1 3/8" wide. The Perfume 1 7/8" tall x 1 3/8" wide x 5/8" deep, approx. Overall, the 2 pieces are 3 5/8" long, and together they weigh 22 grams.
Condition is Very Good. There are 2 slightly flattened areas on the perfume that could be pushed out by a smith with the proper tools. I tried to photo these, but it wasn't visible to the camera's eye. Some of the agates have the very ends of the tips broken off, or perhaps they were that way to begin with. One of the tips has a crack. I photographed that too, but the crack is right at one of the bands in the white/gray agate, and only visible with a loop. The Horseshoe pin finding was moved up on the back, probably to accommodate the weight of the Perfume when it's full of liquid. The lid screws on tightly and easily.
The small imperfections mentioned here are not apparent to the naked eye, and done for accuracy. This is a rare antique in rare condition. The visual aesthetic of this antique treasure is exquisite.
Jewelry: Antique & Collectible. Native American, Mexican, Scandinavian, Modernist, Costume,
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