This little perfume bottle is a real beauty. Most of the cobalt overlay has been cut away to clear, which allows for interesting reflections depending on how the bottle is turned. It features a gilded hinged lid and a wire that swings up to hold the lid closed securely. A small ring on top would allow a chain to be used so the bottle could be hung from a belt as a chatelaine. The lid opens to reveal a small glass stopper. We believe this is Bohemian glass, although it could also be French. It was made in the later part of the 1800s.
This comes from the estate of Phil’s mom, who was a passionate collector of American Brilliant cut glass and other fine art glass.
SIZE: Measurement from base to top of lid (not counting the wire closure) is 2”. It is 11/16” wide and 7/16” deep.
CONDITION: Under magnification we notice a few very minute flea bits, but otherwise the glass is free of chips, cracks or significant scratches. The metal of the lid, collar and top wire are in very nice condition; the gilding is still bright on the metal.