French Opaline Scent Bottle Circa 1840French Opaline Scent Bottle Circa 1840French Opaline Scent Bottle Circa 1840French Opaline Scent Bottle Circa 1840French Opaline Scent Bottle Circa 1840French Opaline Scent Bottle Circa 1840French Opaline Scent Bottle Circa 1840French Opaline Scent Bottle Circa 1840

I love the glass on this bottle. It is a nice quality with such high polish it has that shimmer that is found in the white portion of an opal gem. It's design is comprised of a beautiful extending ray like pattern of hand cut ridges. I over exposed photo #8 to try to give you a better look of the pattern cut & depth. The glass is in excellent minus condition. It has no cracks, deep scratches or repairs. I did find where the silver top fits against the glass some flake shaped chips (largest is 1/16"). We believe them to be original to cutting as if they were damage from dropping you would also find chips on the body and you don't! Those beautiful ridge lines & rounded sides are all intact. In fact with intense inspection of the body with a 10 power loop I found less then expected, smaller then 1/64", flea bites. With the loop you can find oops spots & abrasion/pit like spots from the hand cutting/finishing by the craftsman. These are minute in size & normal in hand cut glass of this size of work. The silver top is original to bottle. There is a French touch mark that is so tiny & faint I can't read it. There is also a makers cartouche. We guarantee the top to be a minimum of 800 silver. The silver has no rips or missing pieces & appears to be without repair. The internal stopper maybe the original. If it is not it is a very old replacement! From the base of the glass to the top of the cap is 1 7/8". From the base of the glass to the top of the silver hanging mount is 2 1/2". The body of the glass is approx 1 1/2" in dia. and is approx 3/8" deep. A beautiful example of opaline glass in a truly antique scent bottle at a great price.

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French Opaline Scent Bottle Circa 1840

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