This is an absolutely exquisite little European cut glass perfume bottle, made in the mid to late 1800s. It is made of an almost sold piece of blown glass, cut into a wonderful faceted pattern. A narrow “tube” was either left open during blowing or cut out for perfume. The base and top edge (what can be seen) have been cut and polished. The collar and hinged lid are gilt. We see no hallmarks so can’t say what the metal is. The collar is engraved with a beautiful scroll and leaf design. The lid is hinged. A faceted yellow-amber stone (or glass) is set into the top of the lid. The stopper is a tiny cork that has a thin strip of gold glued to the top and around the sides to keep the cork from drying and splitting. This was an exceptional perfume at the time it was made; it was certainly someone’s treasure. It is even more exceptional now, considering it has lived for well over 100 years!
SIZE: This little bottle is 1 5/8” tall. It is almost 1” wide at its widest point (close to the bottom).
CONDITION: Condition of this bottle is amazingly excellent. We see no nicks, chips, cracks or scratches in the glass or the stone/glass on the lid. The gilt on the collar and lid is 100% intact. The hinge is sound. The little cork is in good shape as well. There is a bit of staining on the inside of the lid indicating this was used with perfume. We’ve left it there for the new owner to clean… or not!
This comes from the estate of Phil’s mom, who was a passionate collector of American Brilliant cut glass and other fine art glass.